BY PRUDENCE WANZA – The court has suspended the directive by National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to stop the use of non-woven bags until 3rd, May 2019.
The court ruled that the directive was made without consultations with the stake holders and the public which is unconstitutional.

According to NEMA Non-woven carrier bags were an emergency measure to assist in the absence of plastic carrier bags but the authority now says their quality has been compromised.

The court ruled that the directive was made without consultations with the stake holders and the public which is unconstitutional 

The application was filed by Kenya Bureau of Standards Seeking to stop the directive by NEMA and therefore they have the duty to continue to import and manufacture the non-woven bags till 3rd of May 2019.