Public-Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Eldoret Town, Kenya

Mwengei Kennedy B. Ombaba, Phyllis A. Arogo, Elizabeth Murey, Lagat John Kipngetich


Solid waste management is one of the most difficult environmental problems in the urban centers of developing countries, where services are often grossly deficient, especially within low-income settlements. The purpose of this study was to investigate if Public-Public-private Partnership contributed to sustainability of solid waste management, in Eldoret town, Kenya. The objective was to investigate the effects of public-private firm’s resource capacity on sustainability of solid waste management in Eldoret town, Kenya. The researcher used stratified simple random sampling to get the respondents. Data was collected using interviews and questionnaires. Interviews were conducted to the management while the questionnaires were distributed to the sampled staff. Study findings revealed that resource centre has a significant effect on sustainable solid waste management; regulatory framework has a positive significant effect on solid waste management. The involvement of private partners in ensuring sustainable solid waste management is a positive contribution. Municipals should build a uniquely capable workforce enabling it to counter the problem of solid waste management. Clear health and sanitation regulations governing waste procedures should be in place. Municipal should relate well with residents, employees, SMEs and industries since good mutual relationship are paramount for sustainable solid waste management. Private partners should be consulted in formulation and development of bylaws and in making environment management systems for the public and private sectors.

Keywords:Sustainable, solid waste, Public private partnership, Eldoret, Kenya

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