The director of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Mr. Parnwell Simitu, has issued another tough measure about banned plastic bags after two people were arrested with over 350,000 banned plastic bags.
The director has revealed that whoever is found with banned plastic bags will have to face the law or pay more than Ksh 200,000 because the notice of banned bags was once issued to all Kenyans; therefore, someone who is still operating the business is like selling illegal bags to Kenyans. And the law may force him or her to pay or be charged in court.
The government issued a notice years ago after the Department of Environmental Conservation raised concern for the government to ban the bags since it was claimed they are polluting the environment because they can take many years before they rot in the soil. And the only solution was to ban them from reaching many Kenyans.
According to the director, the two people who were arrested today at Machakos while doing business will be taken to court tomorrow. and they will be an example to others.
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