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BY WANJIKU JOAN,NAIROBI,6TH MARCH 2018-The national environmental Authority (NEMA ) on Tuesday shut down styroplast limited company in industrial area for alleged continued manufacture of banned plastic bags.
This is after the Authority carried out Crackdown on Polythene Bags in the company.According to NEMA chief enforcement officer Robust Orina ,the crackdown followed investigation they have been undertaking on several manufacturing firms in and around the city to monitor compliance.”Ever since the ban on plastic bags took effects,we have been undertaking our own investigation just to be sure that nobody was still dealing with plastics and this will continue”.he told the press.
The director of the company Manish Shah has also been arrested and will be arraigned in court.
The crackdown was also carried out at the famous Muthurwa market in Nairobi to check on the levels of hygiene as well as roads leading to and from the market.Orina has however said they did not find anybody dealing with polythene bags at the busy market.
He has urged all kenyans to continue supporting the authority in the fight against plastic bags as well as compliance adding that so far they had received commendable support towards elimination of the plastic bags.