Influence of community participation and performance of solid waste management in Kibra Sub-County, Nairobi County
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The purpose of this study was to examine influence of community participation and performance of solid waste management in Kibra Sub- County, Nairobi County. The study was guided by the following research objectives; to determine the influence of awareness on the performance of solid waste management, to examine the extent to which campaign engagement influence the performance of solid waste management Kibra Sub- County in Nairobi County and to assess the influence of actors in solid waste management on performance of SWM Kibra Sub- County in Nairobi County. The target population of this study was 262 respondents in all the garbage collection companies in Kibera Slums. The slum has 7 sub locations and 7 garbage collection companies in each sub-location. A descriptive research design was used in the study. A sample determination table of Morgan 1970 was used to determine the population sample size of 152 that was involved in the study. Primary data was collected using a structured questionnaire. The collected data was cleaned, edited and coded to ensure good quality of the data. Coding of the data was done according to different variables and descriptive statistics such as frequencies, mode, mean, percentages and standard deviations was used for ease of interpretation. Tables were used to present data. The data was then analysed using descriptive statistics and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS V.24). The study found out that all the three variables, awareness, campaign engagement and SWM actors influence the performance of solid waste management in Kibra Sub-county. Therefore, the study recommends that the relevant stakeholder for example, NEMA, County Government and the Actors should arrange a workshop in Kibra and other slums in Nairobi to create awareness on the dangers of solid waste management so as people could identify the dangers of good solid waste management and improve in the performance. Campaigns also should be planned within Kibra sub-county.
Africa Nazarene University