Governor Sakaja vows to crack down on plastic paper bags in Kenyan market
Nairobi county governor Johnson Sakaja has said he’ll crack the whip against plastic paper bags making their way back to the Kenyan market.
“Plastic paper bags were banned but they have come back. In a week we are going to launch an operation to make sure that plastic paper bags are no longer in our markets because they are the ones that are clogging our drainage,” said the governor.
Speaking at the Labor Day celebrations in Uhuru Gardens, the governor expressed his concerns about the negative impact that these bags are having on the environment.
Plastic paper bags were officially banned in Kenya in August 2017 by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) in conjunction with the government.
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