Toxic Waste Disposal War Nets 9, Factories Shut

Daima Yogurt among the factories closed. Image courtesy| Kenyans.co.ke

By SARAH NANJALA

Nine people have been arrested and four factories shut down indefinitely in Nairobi for failing to comply with waste disposal regulations.

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) Tuesday morning cracked down on facilities disposing of their waste without pre-treating it.

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The companies shut down are milk producer Daima, Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Ltd, Chloride Exide Kenya Ltd, Synresins Ltd and Ennsvalley Bakery Ltd.

Speaking during the crackdown, Nema Acting Director-General Mamo B. Memo said: “We will continue with this exercise to ensure that our rivers are clean and that the facilities responsible for harmful discharge are shut down. The standards are very clear.”

Among those arrested yesterday, were Daima Operations Manager Kenneth Kareithi, Chloride Exide General Manager Karanja Njoroge, Ennsvalley Bakery Quality Assurance Manager Sylvia Ndung’u, Synresins Chief Executive Mira Shah and Synresins Production Manager Michael Mungai. Read more…

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