Clean up Nairobi or face the music,NEMA now tells Nairobi county government officials

Clean up Nairobi or face the music,NEMA now tells Nairobi county government officials

BY UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,12TH MARCH,2020- Nairobi City County’s woes are far from over with the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) now giving City Hall officials a 48-hour ultimatum to fix the garbage mess or risk legal action.

The environmental watchdog took to its Twitter page on Wednesday evening to issue a directive to the Mike Sonko-led administration to clean up the capital in two days’ time.

It further directed county officials to table a report on compliance of the same to Nema, failure to which the officials face legal proceedings.

“Nema gives Nairobi County 48 hours to clear all the uncollected solid waste that has littered the city and report on compliance to the Authority within 7 days failure to which officers in charge will be prosecuted,” read the post by Nema.

The watchdog, however, did not specify which county officials it would be targeting with legal action.

The latest twist comes just days after a payment dispute between disgruntled garbage collectors and City Hall led to a strike last Tuesday.

They said they had not been paid for more than three months, even as the Finance and Environment departments traded blame over who is responsible for the mess.

The irate workers took to the city centre streets on March 10 as they threw garbage all over.

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