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NEMA urges counties to manage noise and waste

RIFT VALLEY
By Robert Kiplagat | June 9th 2015

 

Pigs feed at the Ngong dump Site as the Nuru Youth Group work through the waste separating plastics, nylon bags and food. the group rears pigs at the site, and sell in pork butcheries in the region. [PHOTO/KIUNDU WAWERU/STANDARD]

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has called on county governments to implement the control of noise pollution and waste management, which have since been devolved.

Nema Director General Geoffrey Wahungu and board chairman Maluki Mwendwa said the authority would soon open offices in all counties for efficiency.

The officials, who spoke in Narok, said Parliament should provide for the establishment of an appropriate legal and institutional framework to manage the environment through enactment of the reviewed Environmental Management Act.

Industries affected by environmental degradation have complained about the high siltation rate in Lake Magadi caused by recent flooding in tributaries such as Enkare-Narok, which led to flash floods in Narok town. 

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