Littering in Nairobi to attract $1000 fine or one year jail term
Garbage site in Kibera, Kenya Photo: Wiki CC
Nairobi, May 3, 2018 (AltAfrika)-After banning plastic bags, Kenya is now moving towards punishing anyone who litters the street.
A new directive by Nairobi County executive for Environment CEC Larry Wambua, anyone found littering the streets with candy wrappers and cigarette butts will now have to pay $50 or face up to six months in jail.
The move is aimed at implementing waste management laws within Nairobi City.
“We will need to know if you are giving waste to the registered companies. If you fail to show us, it will attract a fine of Sh100,000 or spend one year in jail,” he said at a tree planting ceremony at Michuki Park, one of the parks within the city.