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Prisoners and residents together to clean Malindi

A very special October appointment in town

13-10-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo

The seventh Malindi Clean Up Day was the apotheosis of these monthly exercises of responsible citizens who since last April, without ever missing a month, have involved thousands of people through the tourism sector, institutions, individuals, religious communities and associations.
As those who follow us have now understood, it is not just a matter of cleaning up the city and inviting the activities of the neighborhood you choose to do the same every day, nor only of inviting to separate collection and recycling, but of creating in the population and young people a sense of responsibility that through something as visible as the garbage and its disposal, can be applied to everything and bring more civilization to a place, Malindi, which for many years has taught not only Kenya respect, dignity and hospitality to be for a long time, between the two millennia, the cleanest and most attractive town in the country, also receiving numerous awards.
At 8 a.m., a large group of residents were already attending the roundabout, waiting for the penitentiary police and prisoners of the Mtangani prisons, who were involved in the project this month. Many of them are serving part of the sentence through socially useful services and what better occasion than Clean Up Day? For this reason, this month's cleaning of Malindi took place on the Casuarina Road until it reached the Malindi Court of Justice.
The prisoners in their uniforms have mixed with the citizens (always kept an eye on them by the guards) dispensing smiles and friendly looks. 
At the halfway point he was also offered a drink of fresh milk, which they accepted as an unexpected gift from heaven. 
Shopkeepers and passers-by at the edge of the street were observing curiosity, some also joined the cleanliness and others, almost ashamed, began to sweep the space in front of their business. Still others, lazy from the heat and the little business of the early hours of the morning, were instead taken up by the participants who explained the sense of this collaboration through the collection of waste.
The second Saturday of October also said something and helped to strengthen the image of a Malindi that wants to be an emblem of change. It is no coincidence that the national leaders of the highest environmental authority from Nairobi arrived for the event and asked to meet the organizers of the Clean Up Day. Appointment to Saturday, November 9!

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