FACTORS AFFECTING REALIZATION OF INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KENYA: A CASE OF NAIROBI COUNTY
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This research study investigated factors affecting realization of Integrated Solid Waste

Management in Kenya. Solid waste management is increasingly becoming a problem in many

cities of the world and Kenyan urban centres are no exception. Solid Waste management is

limited by technology employed, inadequate equipment, personnel and financial resources. The

objectives of this study were to assess how stakeholders cooperation has affected realization of

integrated solid waste management, to establish how community awareness affect realization of

integrated solid waste management, to find out how technology affect realization integrated solid

waste management and also to establish how community awareness affect realization integrated

solid waste management. The researcher targeted respondents from City Council of Nairobi who

are tasked with solid waste management. Descriptive research design was employed whereby a

population representative sample of two hundred and forty five (245) respondents was selected

by stratified random sampling from a target population of five hundred and seventy two (572)

staff of the City Council of Nairobi’s department of environment. The researcher collected

primary data by use of semi-structured questionnaires, interviews and direct observation.

Secondary data was also collected from published books, journals reports and other academic

articles. The collected data was analyzed by use of SPSS and the study findings presented by use

of frequency distributions. The study found out that lack of information and financial resources

sharing hinder stakeholders cooperation hence affecting realization of Integrated Solid waste

Management (ISWM). It was also found out that use of old technology, inadequate solid waste

prevention and minimization practices as well as lack of community awareness on solid waste

management issues has affected realization of ISWM in Nairobi County. The study recommends

stakeholders cooperation, use of contemporary technology on management of solid waste,

implementation of solid waste prevention and minimization techniques and community

sensitization on solid waste management as a recipe for realization of ISWM. The researcher has

suggested for further research to be carried out on impact of private sector on solid waste

management, economic and financial gains of solid waste prevention and minimization

techniques as well as environmental impact of inefficient solid waste management