Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Sisay Asefa

Second Advisor

Amos Aduroja

Third Advisor

Mariam Konate


This study is a literature review on available research on the solid waste management issues that are overwhelming the cities of Kampala and Nairobi. The populations of these cities are growing as these cities attempt to fast track development in their cities. With this, means a multitude of issues that are too overwhelming for the current infrastructure. If these issues are not properly dealt with environmental and health problems are sure to ensue This study distributes these issues on the individuals, workers and policy makers in reference to their responsibilities. So, one can understand the predisposing factors such as knowledge and attitudes about the issue. The enabling factors such as accessibility, skill and resources concerning solid waste management. Lastly, reinforcing factors that show which reward, punishment and support systems are available to help with solid waste management. The roles of informal actors, None Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are also reviewed in this study in order to have hierarchical basis of understanding and put forth the best solution.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access