Publication Date

Fall 2012

Program Name

Kenya: Islam and Swahili Cultural Identity


Residential solid waste management refers to the managing of unwanted materials discarded by households so that these materials are either properly disposed of or reprocessed to reenter the production material stream. This issue is usually the responsibility of the municipal council; however in Kenya just like many other developing countries, this critical issue is often mismanaged, causing environmental pollution and exposing residents to health risks. Through one month of full-time archival research and field work, this study presents the current state of residential solid waste management in Mombasa, examines the roles played by various stakeholders involved in this area through personal interviews, and concludes by doing an in-depth case study of Old Town so as to develop a framework and suggestions for possible future improvements.


Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Infrastructure | Water Resource Management

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