NEMA to enforce ban on plastic bags in Isiolo

National Environmental Management Authority in Isiolo County has done enough sensitisation on the ban on plastic bags and will now move to enforce the law.

This is according to the Isiolo County director for NEMA Mr. Jackson Muturo.

Muturo said the Authority had ensured all plastic bags in the county were destroyed or recycled but infiltration from neighbouring counties was bringing back the menace.

He regretted that some unscrupulous plastic bag dealers from the neighbouring counties of Samburu and Meru were secretly selling plastic bags to Isiolo traders.

Muturo called on all stakeholders to join hands with NEMA to collect any disposed plastic bags to avoid the environmental degradation associated with the use of the bags.

We call on all stakeholders especially the local residents to partner with us to collect and dispose the used plastic bags that litter the town and its suburbs as we seek an environmental friendly atmosphere in our county, said County NEMA director.

He hailed Kenya Defence Forces for partnering with NEMA to clean Isiolo town but cautioned those still using plastic bags that they will be arrested and prosecuted.

On Wednesday this week KDF soldiers partnered with the Kenya Youth Service cohorts in a clean-up exercise.

This was in preparation of the KDF day that will be marked at the Armoured Brigade Headquarters in the Isiolo barracks Saturday.

Source: Kenya News Agency