Put measures in place to manage e-waste in Kenya
The rate at which e-waste in Kenya is increasing will reach unmanageable levels if measures are not put in place to manage it as early as now. Very little has been done to curb the amount of e-waste that has constantly been released over the years. As much as we enjoy technology and the opportunities it offers, we should be on high alert not to flood our country with gadgets that stopped being used elsewhere years ago. With the advancement in technology, many electronics are likely to be overtaken by time, thus leading to e-wastage. Many are ignorant of this. Mobile phones, for instance, are widely disposed of. According to a 2010 report, Unep estimates the current e-waste generated annually in Kenya to be at 2,800 tonnes of TV sets, 2,500 tonnes of computers and 150 tonnes of mobile phones, figures that have clearly increased since then. Let us take every precaution.
JESSIE WAIRIA Nakuru