Dandora

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Dandora is an eastern suburb in Nairobi, Kenya. It is part of the Embakasi division. Surrounding neighbourhoods called estates include Kariobangi, Baba Dogo, Gitare Marigo and Korogocho. Dandora was established in 1977, with partial financing by the World Bank in order to offer a higher standard of housing.[1]

Nairobi's principal dumping site is situated in Dandora. The Dandora Oxygenation Ponds, a prominent feature on satellite imagery of the area, is Nairobi's main sewage treatment works, and discharges processed water into the Nairobi River.[2]Dandora is divided into 5 phases. Crime thrives here due to high rate of school drop out and the city's dumpsite.The dumpsite is an environmental hazard. The burning of the waste during the night chokes Houses are filled with smoke making it hard to breathe

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.nd.edu
  2. ^ BirdLife IBA Factsheet - Dandora Ponds

Coordinates: 1°15′S 36°54′E / 1.250°S 36.900°E / -1.250; 36.900