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Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Mr. Mithika Mwendwa addressing the media during Africa Climate Week that took place at Accra International Conference Centre in Accra / Ghana. 
Kenya as a country has been named as one that has the best policy on climate change which are not implemented, hence its people continue to die of starvation, a case study in Turkana County.

Speaking at the Africa Climate Week Conference held in Accra – Ghana, Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Mr. Mithika Mwendwa said its saddening for Africa in general to having not realized the effects of climate change at this level.

Mwendwa who was named among the “World’s 100 most influential people in Climate Change Policy 2019” on Wednesday, said the starvation that is facing Turkana County residents could have been easily eluded at if only the government implemented the climate change policy, Act 2016.

He sais that African continent accounts for very minimal emissions in the atmosphere that are most impacted.

He called for the industrial countries who release a lot of emissions to the air to do the most at their domestic levels.

Mithika contradicts the conference’s declaration of creating carbon zincs in Africa will not help if the countries will not own up the problem, which he said was agreed even at the Qiotal protocol and the Paris agreement.

He said that the carbon market collapsed long time ago due to this emission and so it must be produced in massive sales for all the communities to benefit.

Mithika regrets that the best climate change policy in Kenya has been lauded by all African countries yet no action has been done to help Kenyans in terms of climate change.

He reveals that Kenya has been getting a lot of money in climate finance but the money has never been accounted for, an issue that has not being going well between governments and civil societies.

On his being name being global recognition, Mithika terms it as a phenomenon recognition and gives thanks to all stakeholders.

However, he is concerned that out of 100, only 6 Africans has been recognized terming it as a disproportionate of participation of all the work that has been done on climate change, leading to 
Africa lagging behind in financing on climate change matters.

On his part, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE) Executive Director Mr. Mahama Kappiar, said it has been hard for most African countries to implement their policy despite having formulated it.

He however calls for Africa to invest much on promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects which are pet subjects for World Bank and other international banks that are willing to fund Africa for.

Kappiah noted that over 1.3 billion people in the world are yet to get connected to affordable and efficient power where 700 million come from Africa continent.

He encouraged Africa to focus on renewable energy for the 700 million people remaining to be connected with electricity, adding that 80 percent of Africans rely on traditional cooking methods that are hazardous to both health and environment.

Kappiah said that in a bid to achieve Africa’s targets to get everybody connected to efficient and affordable power supply, ECREE has come up with two ways; Solar kits to supply 10 million 

Africans funded by world bank and has mobilized 4000 mini grids in terms of hydro power to get to Africans.

He cautions Africa against using the traditional methods of cooking saying that the rate of harvesting forests is far ahead of regeneration process, leading to deforestation. He terms financing of African projects as the main challenge.

Mount Kenya University will this weekend be the anchor sponsor of The 2019 Ruiru Sports Club Chairman’s Prize tournament at the club in Kiambu County.

Recent winners led by Patrick Miitii and Dominic Mathu will lead the charge during the tournament that has attracted over 250 golfers.

 The 2019 Ruiru Sports Club Chairman’s Prize will be the highlight of golfing action this weekend.

A huge field of golfers has been drawn for the Engineer James Muraguri tournament tomorrow as his one-year term comes to an end at the Thika-Road based Club.

Mount Kenya University is the anchor sponsor of the event that has attracted other brands such as regional lender KCB Bank, events firm PSAV Audio Visual and Swahili Beach Hotel among others.

In a signature gesture, MKU will use the event to announce its partial sponsorship towards the course irrigation project that the club has embarked on. The institution is expected to help the complete the project that is meant to raise the club’s profile as a championship course.

Golf captain Peter Mwaura, who has kicked off his second one-year term, said over 250 golfers are lined up for the tourney. This comes at the back of the highly successful Captain’s and Lady Captain’s tournaments hosted within this month.

The competition will draw in over 10 pros, five juniors, 70 caddies and 200 amateurs, heightening the run for the top honours.

Recent winners led by Patrick Miitii and Dominic Mathu will lead the charge for the over 30 categories of prizes. The special prizes include the Media, Clergy, Reciprocating Clubs and Detour Golfers.


Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has offered a cash reward to any member of public who will assist with information leading to the dismantling and arrest of the cartels at the county land rates department.
On a social media post on Friday, Sonko said that the department was riddled in conspiracy to deny the county revenue by tampering with land rates records at a fee.
“The same applies to the cash office where one Cooperative Bank banking slip receipt is used to issue multiple licenses to the public,” he wrote.
This, he said was in line with his quest to rid off corruption practices at the devolved unit.
The governor was reacting to reports of the arrest of five county employees nabbed taking bribes from the members of public in Mowlem yesterday.

The five officers are;- Paul Odera Jabuya, Jane Wamarwa Wachina, Cecilia S. Mwashigadi, Stephen Anjawa Onyango and Onesmus Cheruiyot Kirui.
He requested Nairobians to report all corruption related cases by texting to 0722886600, 0738 886 600 or 0739 555 555 or by calling 0730 997 000 or 0709 781 000.
“You can also send recorded clips of any county officer asking for bribes to the same numbers.” 


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday deactivated all his social media accounts minutes after he posted on corruption while in Namibia.

Hawk-eyed netizens noticed this new developments and questioned why.

“Sorry, that page doesn’t exist! You can search Twitter using the search box below or return to the homepage,” read his Twitter page.

A moment later, his Chief Of Staff, Nzioka Waita, wrote on his Twitter account: -

“On account of unauthorized access to the official social media handles of H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta .All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken.”

“It seems the President’s stand on corruption has generated all manner of reactions,” he continued.


Business at the Kiambu County Assembly was interrupted on Thursday afternoon when Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) turned the chambers into a combat zone.

Two warring factions clashed over a proposal to reconstitute the Finance Committee and increase the county’s recurrent expenditure by Ksh.1.2 billion in the 2019 supplementary budget.

Hell broke loose immediately after Kiuu MCA Daniel Ngugi, who is the chairman of the Adhoc Committee on Finance, tabled the supplementary budget bill for debate.

A section of the members protested the move, accusing Speaker Stephen Ndichu of sneaking the bill through the backdoor without following the house Standing Orders.

The MCAs in the Budget and Finance committee questioned why the committee was split in a hurry. The committee had presented a report on the executive's spending. The report said money was misappropriated and the county Finance chief and the Finance executive had failed to honour summons to explain.

“The Speaker is allowing breaking of house rules to introduce a document which has not followed proper procedures and we cannot allow that. We read a sinister motive of passing a document that has misappropriation of public funds,” said Kihara MCA Kabau Muthondu.

Limuru East MCA Peter Ngige, who was the Budget and Finance committee chair, accused the speaker of colluding with a section of MCAs to have the committee split “so it can be replaced by more friendly members who will not ask the executive questions on spending of money, and pass the supplementary budget bill with ease.”

The speaker was forced to adjourn the session after his efforts to bring the house to order failed, prompting the intervention of sergeants at arms.

For more than 20 minutes, MCAs from opposing camps exchanged blows, turning the assembly into a war zone. Bottles of water were thrown across the assembly floor and water poured on the seats.

Following the standoff four MCAs representing Ndenderu, Sigona, Ndeiya and Ikinu were suspended for three house sittings.

The following areas will be on planned maintenance tomorrow 22.03.2019

NAIROBI SOUTH REGION
MACHAKOS COUNTY
AREA: PART OF SYOKIMAU 
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Shengli, Shengshuang, Bluestone, Mother Theresa, Silverstone, Kay, National Concrete, Katani S/Centre, Aristocrats, S S Mehta & adjacent customers.

CENTRAL RIFT REGION
NAKURU COUNTY
AREA: KISANANA, WASEGES, OLKOKWE
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Whole of Kisanana, Olkokwe, Pombo, Nyalil Guch, Waseges, Oldebes & adjacent customers.

NYANDARUA COUNTY
AREA: KINAMBA, SIPILI
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Gatero, Muthengera, Karandi, Theria, Kabel, Muchongoi, Tandare, Muteta, Kinamba, Mwenje, Ndindika, Bustani, Kiwanja, Nyakinyua, Njorua, Githunguchu, Sipili, Olmoran, KETRACO, Repeater, Ndurumo, Kahuruko & adjacent customers.

NORTH RIFT REGION
UASIN GISHU COUNTY
AREA: KABOBO
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Kabobo Dispensary, Saniak & adjacent customers.

SOUTH NYANZA REGION
MIGORI COUNTY
AREA: SIBUOCHE, RABWAO, MUHURU BAY .
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 8.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Sibuoche Mkt, Sibuoche Safaricom Booster, Macalder DC’s Offices, Macalder H/Centre, Osiri Mkt, Osiri Matanda Mines, Namba Kodero, Passionate Sisters, Nyadema Mkt, Nyadema Sec, Ongoche, Othoch Rakuom, Bande Mkt, Bande Sec Sch, Apilo, Ochuna, Rabwao Sec, Rabwao Safaricom Booster, Muhuru Bay Immigration Offices, Muhurubay KRA, Muhurubay S/Centre, Muhurubay Fisheries, Muhurubay Airtel Booster, Senye & Kumoni Sec Schs & adjacent customers.

HOMABAY COUNTY
AREA: UHURU MARKET, OGWAMBO
DATE: Saturday 16.03.2019 TIME: 8.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Mithui Sec, Uhuru Mkt, Part of Oyugis Town, Ogwando Sec & adjacent customers.

MT. KENYA REGION
MURANG’A COUNTY
AREA: GATANGA, KIRWARA
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Kahaini, Ng’araria Mkt, Bendor Farm, Branan, Golden Pearl, Muruka, Kiranga, Gatoka, Gatunyu, Mabanda, Gatanga Mission, Kirwara Mkt & Hosp, Kirwara High Sch, Gatanga Girls, Mukarara, Gituamba, Kihumbuini, Thuita, Mukurwe & adjacent customers

EMBU COUNTY
AREA: NYAGA POLYTECHNIC, KOMOTHAI SCHOOLS
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Kanjai, Waruhiu Farm, Kiambururu, Kibichoi, Part of Kamuchege, Gathugu & adjacent customers.

COAST REGION
KILIFI COUNTY
AREA: KIKAMBALA
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Msumarini, Mombasa Paradise Hotel, Sultan Palace & adjacent customers.

AREA: MTWAPA
DATE: Friday 22.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Moorings, Kenol P/Stn, Total P/Stn, Tuskys S/Mkt, Mtomodoni, Mtwapa Creek, Matundura, Kendas, KCB, Equity Bank, Co-op Bank & adjacent customers.

Chairman Rtd. Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and CEO Twalib Mbarak leads a team from the EACC for site visit of all recovered assets in Nakuru and Bomet Counties valued at approximately Ksh. 780 million.
Chairman Rtd. Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and CEO Twalib Mbarak on Thursday led a team of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for site visit of all recovered assets in Nakuru and Bomet Counties valued at approximately Kshs.780 Million.

During the handing over ceremony held at Sarova Woodlands Nakuru, eleven (11) public properties were recovered.

Among the recovered properties included four parcels of land in Nakuru Municipality measuring approximately 0.0975 hectares each and valued at a total of Kshs. 74.2 Million.

A total of 27 public officers’ residences were recovered in the process.

Two other blocks of land measuring approximately 0.1643 hectares each and valued at Kshs. 42 million were also recovered. The 2 parcels of land were reserved for a Survey Camp by the Department of Survey in Nakuru County.

They too reposed another block belonging to the Postal Corporation which was disrupted during irregular alienation process. The land situated within Nakuru town Centre along Kenyatta Avenue and the estimated value is Ksh. 150 million.

In Naivasha Municipality, 56.82 hectares (140 acres) of land reserved for research purposes by KALRO with a market value of Kshs.490 million was seized.

In Sotik Township Block, EACC recovered two blocks measuring approximately 0.1615 hectares and 0.1347 hectares respectively and valued at Kshs. 4.2 million. The land was reserved for the construction of a stadium.

The chairman said that EACC had taken proactive approach to prevent corruption by conducting Corruption Risk Assessments to seal corruption loopholes and Disruption of corruption.

In particular, the commission has averted loss estimated at Kshs. 7.4 Billion in 2018/2019 Financial Year.

Kenya Power Schedule for routine interruption as announced by KPLC...

The following areas are scheduled for power interruption dated tomorrow (21/3/2019).

NAIROBI WEST REGION
AREA: PARK PLACE, KISEMBE ROAD
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.
Catholic Univ, Bogani East Rd, Brookhouse Sch, CUEA School of Law, Park Place, Total Petrol Stn, GEMS Sch, Banda Sch, Saifee Park, Kisembe Rd, Part of Kipevu Rd & adjacent customers.

AREA: KISERIAN
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.
Ereteti, Birika S/Center, Birika Air Strip, Kipeto, Sathiyasai & adjacent customers.

NAIROBI SOUTH REGION
AREA: MASII
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Kiima, Kimwe, Kalumoni, Mikuini, Masii Mkt, Kyeni Mkt, Kavumbu Mkt, Makutano, Mwala Mkt, Muthetheni Mkt, Tulila Mkt, Katangi Mkt, Kyua Mkt, Seke Univ & adjacent customers.

MT. KENYA REGION
MURANG’A COUNTY
AREA: MAKUYU, SABASABA, KAHARATI
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M – 5.00 P.M
Sabasaba, Wathiani, Greenland Growers, Kaharati, Heho, Kandani, Githembe, Muhohoyo, Casablanca, Kamahuha Girls, Thaara, Nyati, Tatu City, Kwa Mambo, Muthithi & adjacent customers.

NYERI COUNTY
AREA: MUTHUA-INI, GITERO, WANDUMBI, KIGOGO-INI
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Muthua-Ini, Kiandere, Kigogo-Ini, Kirurumi, Kiriti, Gaithuri, Githakwa, Wandumbi, Kagundu-Ini, Waheire, Gitero, Huho-Ini, Kiahiti, Kwanderi, Huho-Ini Girls Sec Sch, Kahuti-Ini & adjacent customers.

KIAMBU COUNTY
AREA: KAMAKIS, GATONG’ORA, CORNER
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M. 
Riverside Ruiru, Thome Ruiru, Bridge Academy, Kamakis, Whole of Gatong’ora, Mutonya, Engen, Shell, Qiuckmatt, Kiratina, Wisdom Towers, Green Valley Est, Kihunguro Bamboo Est, Varsity Vile Est, Total Petrol, Infinity Industrial Park, Afro Sayari & adjacent customers.

CENTRAL RIFT REGION
NAKURU COUNTY
AREA: MOLO, ELBURGON 
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.
Whole of Elburgon Town, Molo Town, Molo District Hosp, Mau Flora, Kariki Flowers, KPL Sinendet, Carzan Flowers Mochorwe, Molo Green, Molo KCC, Mau Summit, Baraka Agricultural College, Kangawa, Randi, Turi Centre, Chandera & adjacent customers.

AREA: OLKARIA, KENGEN, SUSWA PLAINS 
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 8.30 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.
Longonot Gates, Inka Homes, Kengen Geothermal Plaza, Kengen Housing Lakeview, Kamere, Oserian, Olkaria 4, Olkaria 5, Raplands, Nkorionito Mkt, Iseneto Mkt, Suswa Mkt, Duka Moja Mkt, N/Enkare Mkt, Ntulele Mkt, Ero Ekule Mkt, Kojonga Mkt, Wafoor, Enosaiya, Tikako Mkt, Olchoro, Siyapei, Lemanet, Narok Cereals Board, Mosiro & adjacent customers.

AREA: BEDI INVESTMENT, BAHARINI BORE HOLES
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 8.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M. 
Bedi Investments, Naka Est, Section 58, Kisulisuli, Baraka Hosp, Kingdom Seekers Church, Free Area Ests, Shah Est, Lions Schools, Elite Sec & Pri Sch, Dog Section, Excel Academy, Happy Cow & adjacent customers.

BARINGO COUNTY
AREA: KAMPI SAMAKI, LORUK, MARIGAT
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 8.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.
Kampi Samaki Mkt, Kampi Samaki Fisheries, Intex Quarry, Loruk Dispensary & Mkt, GDC, Chepilat Mkt, Nginyang Mkt, Nginyang Sec Sch, Marigat World Vision, Chemalingot Dispensary, Chemalingot Mkt & Sec Sch, Slaughter House, Loberer, Endao, Misori Mkt, Alice Ingam, Kositei Mkt & adjacent customers.

KERICHO COUNTY
AREA: CHEPTUIIYET GIRLS SPUR, MWEBE MARKET
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 8.30 A.M. -5.00 P.M.
Mwebe Pri Sch, Mwebe W/Pump, Mindilwet & adjacent customers.

ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY
AREA: LABOT
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Labot, Makutano Mkt, Kapsait, Kipkundul, Koisungur, Kapcherop, Kapyego & adjacent customers.

WESTERN REGION
KAKAMEGA COUNTY
AREA: MALAVA
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 8.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Samitsi, Kalenda, Malanga, Shipala, Malekha Dispensary, Shirugu, Malava, Chimoron, Lugusi, Kimang`eti, West Kenya Sugar, Kambi ya Mwanza, Kakoi Corner, Shamoni, Shianda, Kabras, Mugai, Bulovi, Shanderema, Shamberere, Tumbeni, Luanda K, Ikoli, Ingolomosio, Mukhonje & adjacent customers.

SOUTH NYANZA REGION
MIGORI COUNTY
AREA: AWIRAKOKO, RAPOGI, NYAMITA
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 8.00 A.M. - 5.00 P.M.
Awirakoko Sec Sch, A Jiwa Shamji Quarry, Bondotuchi, Ading’o Girls & Pri Sch, Nyasaoro, Wang’iya H/Centre, Rapogi W/Pump, Rapogi Mkt, St. Theresa’s Rapogi Girls, St. Josephs Rapogi High Sch, Pinyowacho Sec Sch & Airtel Booster, Othoro H/Centre, Chunge Mkt, Chunge Sec Sch, Chunge Safaricom Booster, Mori & adjacent customers.

COAST REGION
MOMBASA COUNTY
AREA: MIRITINI, JOMVU
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
KCC, African Gas Ltd, Awale Transporters, Vikobani, KTDA, Brollo, Kenya General Industries, Trans Africa Motors, FAW, Pwani Oil, Jomvu Madukani, Jomvu Mkanjuni, Mombasa Apparels EPZ, Jomvu Alidina, Jomvu Kuu, Jitoni, Narcol Aluminum, KUEHNE Nagel, Hakika Transporters Yard, Crown Petroleum & adjacent customers.

KILIFI COUNTY
AREA: BOFA
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Bofa Quarries, Navy, Silver Palms, Kilifi Bay Hotel, Bofa Resort, Baobab Sea Lodge, Part of Kiwandani Est & adjacent customers.

KWALE COUNTY


AREA: KWALE
DATE: Thursday 21.03.2019 TIME: 9.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.
Kaslak Farm, Vuga, Tsimba, Kwale Township, Kwale Hosp, Kinango, Tiribe, Ndavaya & adjacent customers.


Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and ASALs Hon Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa has refute media reports that scores of Kenyans have succumbed to hunger following the current drought experienced in the country.

In a live interview with the Citizen Tv on Tuesday night, Wamalwa insisted that no one had died from hunger adding that the country had not yet reached a stage where ‘we are at alarm stage for our counties’.

“As of tonight, there is no death that has been verified as a direct cause of the drought. And as we speak, we have not reached a stage where we are at ‘alarm stage’ for our counties,” he told the presenter.

Wamalwa admitted that, as a government, they were in no position to stop politicians from saying what they wanted to say but insisted that all those allegations (of deaths) being peddled around have not been verified.

However, he stressed that they were working to ensure no life was lost.

He added that the country had over 4 million bags of maize in our Strategic Food Reserve and the government was doing everything possible to move this food from areas of plenty to where it was needed most.

“We do not have to make allegations that make citizens panic. There is no cause for alarm. There is plenty of food within our borders. All we need is to transport the food to where there is a deficit. We are moving in to support counties in bringing in food and water,” he said.

The CS said that a lot had changed (in the affairs of the state) when compared to the past with counties being their first line of defence.

“They have been given money and are required to set up emergency funds to handle drought, floods. We expect every county, particularly ASAL counties, to set aside sufficient funds to sort out these emergencies. National government only comes in when counties are overwhelmed. We are not yet at a point where we can declare a national disaster.”

Four of the six suspects held at the DCI over the fake 20 million US Dollars intercepted at the Barclays Bank, Queens Way Branch in Nairobi on Tuesday.
The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have released the identities of the four suspects arrested yesterday afternoon at Barclays Bank, Queens Way Branch in Nairobi with fake 20 million US Dollars stashed in a safe box.

The six suspects are:- Dr. Erick Adede - Owner of the Box, Mr. Ahmed Shah - Fake Investor, Ms. Elizabeth Muthoni, Ms. Irene Wairimu Kimani, Mr. Boaz Ochich - Bank official and Mr. Charles Manzi-Bank official.

Also held for statement recording is a witness who would have been conned.

The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room.

Operations at the were temporarily disrupted after police investigated the presence suspected fake currency.

Later Barclays explained the police action in a tweet that said police had intercepted a customer who holds a deposit box at its Queensway branch in Nairobi this morning and were investigating its contents.

The bank said it was assisting the authorities to investigate the matter fully.

“A customer who holds a personal safe deposit box at our Queensway branch was this morning intercepted by police at the branch. Police are currently investigating the contents of his safe deposit box. We are assisting the authorities to investigate this matter fully.”
— Barclays Bank Kenya (@Barclays_Kenya) March 19, 2019


The following is a press notice as sent by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) banning the use, manufacture and importation of substandard non-woven bags
👇👇
The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources through a Gazette Notice No.2334 & 2356 banned the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.  
As the Ban on plastic bags came into effect on the 28th of August 2017, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) made great strides in providing clarifications on acceptable alternative options to the plastic carrier bags which were affected by the Ban. It was during this period that the Kenyan market was flooded with Non-woven Polypropylene bags to replace the carrier bags in various retail outlets/stores/shops. The Non-woven bags are known to bear positive characteristics in terms of reusability and durability as opposed to the conventional plastic carrier bags.
However, due to the rising need of the non-woven bags in the market, it has been noted over time that Manufacturers of these bags are producing very ‘low gauge’ poor quality non-woven bags which cannot be used multiple times but are disposed of after single use. This single-usage of these bags will eventually lead to heavy environmental consequences due to poor disposal practices currently being experienced in the country coupled with the lack of requisite infrastructure to sustainably manage these bags.
In view of the above, the Authority directs that ALL manufacturers, importers, suppliers/distributors and users of these Non-woven polypropylene bags should STOP further manufacture, importation, supply and use of these bags in the Kenyan market effective 31ST MARCH 2019 until the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KeBs) gazettes a standard that will inform the quality of non-woven bags needed in the Kenyan market.
You are therefore advised to comply accordingly, failure to which the Authority will instigate Enforcement Action pursuant to the provisions of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, Cap 387 of the Laws of Kenya.

Ekeza Sacco members scamper for safety after police lobbed teargas to disperse them on Kiambu road on Monday.
Detectives collecting evidence on the Sh1.5 billion Ekeza Sacco fraud on Monday were forced to postpone the exercise after being overwhelmed by the high number of complaints.

About 15,000 Gakuyo Real Estate, Ekeza Sacco and Gakuyo Investment Club members from Nairobi had reported at the DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road to lodge official complaints over their loss of money with these trouble entities.

The cancellation of the exercise elicited ugly protests by the angry victims of the probe who resulted to blocking a section of Kiambu road, prompting the police to lob teargas to disperse them.

The members had complained of delay in service, forcing them to barricade the roads in a bid to paralyse activities until they were attended to.

The ensuing chaos caused a massive traffic snarl-up along Kiambu Road that went as far back as the Nairobi CBD on one end and Ridgeways mall on the other.

The DCI had called on all Ekeza Sacco members from Nairobi and Kiambu counties to avail themselves, with both counties estimated to host at least 60,000 members.

In a letter dated March 13, 2019 signed by John Kariuki on behalf of DCI boss George Kinoti, said his office has received numerous fraud complaints touching on the three organisations.

“To further our investigations in to the matter, the general public who have been defrauded in the scheme and hail from Nairobi and Kiambu counties are advised to report to the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on March 18,2 019 at 9am,”reads part of the letter.

Members started streaming to the DCI headquarters as early as 4am and by 9am, hundreds had already queued outside the gates.

About an hour later, a team of officers came out and directed the crowd to record their details in forms they provided and they were to enter in groups of 10, to write their names, phone numbers and the amount of money they lost.

Some of the more restless in the crowd started fighting for the forms, which prompted the officers to ask those from Nairobi County to go home, assuring them that they would be given a new date to register their details.

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