Management of industrial air polution in industrial area of the Nairobi County
Benjamin, Sitati M.
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The effects of improper management of industrial air pollution are being dramatically demonstrated in most development countries and Kenya has not been left out. Quality of air within industrial areas is daily deteriorating and its effect are becoming evident daily, some gradual, some sudden. This is threatening human livelihood and the environment as a whole. The ever increasing effect on industrial air pollution calls for management strategies and decisions to be made after comprehensive analysis of all relevant factors. Though considerable efforts in management of industrial air pollution have been made, it is still palpable that centralized, progressive and segmental approaches are characterized by several Achilles‟ heels/ flaws and gaps thus are substantially insufficient in addressing industrial air pollution. The episode of such is because there‟s no proper management strategy, insufficient stakeholder participation to handle the issue at hand and lack of profound understanding of the problem. The study analyses the strategies espoused earlier, while determining their successes and failure. This has thus provided a basis for a proper management plan. The study proposes a number of strategies that can be implemented under the new county administration and the national government. Some of the strategies include improved safe technology among industries, improved health and safety preventive measures, implementation of proper laws and legislation and air quality standards among others