NEMA: Twenty people arrested over plastic ban

Fatuma Museveni, a mother of six, displays bags made of plastic bags at Goito dumpsite in Nakuru [Joseph Kipsang, Standard]
NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Environment and Management Authority has so far arrested twenty people violating plastic ban order.

The authority said most affected counties include Bomet, Nairobi, Mombasa, Marsabit and Embu.

 “We have arrested 10 people in Bomet, 12 in Mombasa and the rest in the other counties,” said NEMA.

The Government has maintained its stand on the ban through Gazette notice number 2356 made on February 28, 2017 by Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, despite opposition from manufacturers.

The notice banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging and was effected on August 28, 2017.

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