In Summary
  • The authority says travellers are the main contributors to environmental pollution.
  • Nakuru County government has warned travellers using Nairobi-Eldoret highway against throwing litter on the road
  • About 160 kilometres of the national highway passes through Nakuru County.

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has warned travellers, especially those on long-distance journeys, against littering highways.

The Nema board says the authority will be monitoring and conducting a baseline clean-up along the highways in collaboration with stakeholders, including the National Youth Service.

The authority said the campaign aims at bringing sanity in the transport sector, which is the main contributor to environmental pollution.

“We are collaborating with various ministries who are very supportive and our choice to start with the highways is because this is an area where there is a gap in jurisdiction between counties,” said Nema Director General Geoffrey Wahungu.

He was speaking to journalists in Nakuru Town.

LITTER BINS

He noted that in the next one week, the Authority together with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) will engage in the clean-up that will also see introduction of bins to all the public transport and designated stoppage point.

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