Nairobi, 8th November, 2022
Nairobi City County Environmental Enforcement led by Christine Kivuva, Deputy Director, EMCE today stopped and arrested construction workers working on a Kenya Pipeline Company Project in industrial Area for illegal dumping in Viwandani along Ngong River.
Nairobi Governor Sakaja Johnson has previously warned of dire consequences for anyone caught dumping illegally in the city. The County boss has taken seriously environmental matters of the City, where he promised to restore order and ensure its restoration.
The Kenya Pipeline Company hired construction company has been excavating black soil from their site and dumping it in Ngong River.
Said Ms. Kivuva, “The Environment Enforcement team managed to arrest six people working on the site, among them truck drivers, excavator operator among others. Those arrested are currently in police custody at the Kamukunji Police station as investigations continues. The dumping of black soil in the river is a recipe for disaster especially for those who reside along the Ngong river and Eastlands areas as we approach the rainy season”.
Last week Two managers from Quickmart Ruai supermarket were arrested and later arraigned in court. They were later released on Kes 250,000/- cash bail.
Nairobi City County Liquor and Environment Enforcement teams have recently heightened surveillance in the city arresting culprits caught breaking the law.
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