In Summary
  • This comes after the authority said that it was now embarking on strict enforcement of the ban, two weeks after the Ministry of Environment banned the use of plastic bags.
  • Nema corporate communications manager, Evans Nyabuto, said that it was now illegal to be found in possession of plastic bags as the grace period that was given by the authority’s enforcement team had elapsed.
  • He said that the environmental authority was still engaging in public awareness campaigns in readiness for the full implementation of the ban.

Environmental watchdog Nema on Tuesday warned of arrests if found carrying banned plastic bags.

This comes after the authority said that it was now embarking on strict enforcement of the ban, two weeks after the Ministry of Environment banned the use of plastic bags.

Nema corporate communications manager, Evans Nyabuto, said that it was now illegal to be found in possession of plastic bags as the grace period that was given by the authority’s enforcement team had elapsed.

He said that the environmental authority was still engaging in public awareness campaigns in readiness for the full implementation of the ban.

“We had earlier given Kenyans and businesses a grace period to comply with the ban that took effect last month as we set on checking for non-compliance and advising those who had not complied to do so but now the window is now closed,” he said.

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