Two arrested for possessing plastic bags
SEE ALSO :Raw sewage sucks life from coast beachesThe offence attracts a fine of Sh2 to Sh4million and an imprisonment of one to two years. The director said they had managed to eliminate the usage of plastic carrier bags in the county but some business people were still sneaking in clear flat bags overnight which they sell to hawkers and grocery operators. "We are not sure of the source of these papers but we suspect they sneak in from our neighbouring countries where usage of plastic bags is still legal," the director said. He said the crackdown will continue until the environment is free from the dangerous papers and Traders should be warned that the ban is still in force. Mr Kamau directed his officers to make frequent patrols in the entire County to ensure appropriate action was taken against notorious Traders who were still using the plastic bags.
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