WASTE MANAGEMENT: MOI AIR BASE TO BUILD A MODERN INCINERATOR

Waste management and the need for clean and healthy environment are matters of great concern in modern society. Moi Air Base has taken up the challenge by the construction of a modern incinerator to dispose its medical, domestic, industrial and non biodegradable waste. Launching its construction, the Base commander, Col Thuita, noted that the incinerator was necessary to address air safety, security and health and that it was consistent with the Base's motto of 'a healthy working Base'

Work on the incinerator started in July 2006 and completion is expected in October 2006. When completed, the facility will have an incineration capacity of 5 tons of waste per day.

Commenting on the project, the Pumwani District National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) officer, Mr.Watoro, commended the Air Force for taking the initiative. He noted that the Pumwani District had a serious problem of waste disposal especially medical waste from the various hospitals and clinics in the area. This being the only incinerator of it's kind in the area, he hoped that the Kenya Air Force will extend the incinerator services to the local health instituitions.

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