29-08-2017 by redazione
No police searches or police sanctions in Kenya for plastic bags.
With a statement from Kenya's Tourist Federation, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the body responsible for the organization and enforcing the plastic ban in force from yesterday, said that no other institution has the power to Sanction the possession of plastic bags that are now banned.
"Only NEMA has the authority to carry out checks and take any action," reads the note from the Chief of the Inspections of Nema, Wachira Bore. "In this first phase there will be no fines but only warnings and confiscation. Who will be found a second time possessing material whose use is forbidden, and especially, only NEMA may be authorized to punish the offenders, not the police. "
NEMA recommends that you notify its offices in case any extortion attempts are made by any officer who has not qualified as an environmental manager of his team.
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by Leni Frau
Kill two birds with one stone.
There will certainly be a similar saying in kiswahili to say that at times not only can they solve the problems, but maybe they solve two at the same time, with a common action.
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