a.     Pollution Control

Outcome: Clean Health and Pollution Free Environment.

Annual output: Establish areas affected by pollution especially noise pollution, water pollution, soil pollution (mostly solid wastes and oil), and air pollution and recommendation.

 

Achievements:

Each of the thirty wards has been mapped separately, community participation was also clearly done during the identification of the pollution sources-the main sources were concentrated in urban and pre-urban areas

Noise pollution control.

The department procured 100 Number of sound meters that has been assisting in measuring the levels of noise generated in various sources; the noise meters have been distributed to all ward and sub County environment Officers, the indentified sits have been this has been followed by a stop order and restoration letter to indentified noise sources particularly near night clubs, churches, advertisements, construction and traffic Noise pollution control. The ministry has also designed a sample format of noise license awaiting approval and establishing and licensing noise sources particularly near night clubs, churches, advertisements, construction and traffic Noise pollution control.

Solid waste management

Waste management exercise (clean up) was done in order to reduce the amount of solid waste in the wards and Sub counties. The exercise was conducted in all the 30 wards forming the seven sub counties of Turkana. This process involved community participation through community Barasas followed with cleanup activities across the county in all urban and pre urban centres. The main urban areas Lodwar/Kanamkemer, Kalokol market, Eliye, Kerio market, Kakuma, Lokitaung, Lokichoggio, lokichar, kainuk and lokori  with a lot of litter were earmarked for clean up activity because they are the most affected zones.

Air and water pollution control

The Environment Officers have been carried routine inspection, advising and closing monitoring of facilities likely to pollute air or water the facilities included beach hotels at Eliye springs, slaughter house, road construction and open burning of wastes

MITIGATION MEASURES.

Each site has its own rehabilitation, Mitigation and management plan measures were also identified for each type of pollution in each area.