Nema Arrests 7 Traders Found With Banned Plastics Bags

    The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has arrested seven traders from Ololulunga Market who were in possession of banned plastic bags.

    According to the agency, the traders will appear in court.

    “NEMA appeals to all markets countrywide to desist using banned plastic bags and any offender found guilty risks a fine of not less than 2m or 6 months jail term,” Nema said. 

    Earlier, two traders were arrested in Eldoret for packaging their products without a prerequisite clearance from Nema.

    The prerequisite clearance from the organisation allows for primary packaging of products from manufacturers in such bags.

    According to Nema, plastic bags exemption clearance is free.