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Kajiado traders were arrested with illegal plastic bags in the country

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Nine businessmen in Kajiado County have been arrested in Isinya after they were found in possession of banned plastic bags.

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The traders were arrested by officials of the National Environmental Management Council (NEMA), after they were found using plastic bags to load goods.

NEMA director for the county Joseph Kopejo said the public had raised concerns about the return of the banned plastic bags in the area so the search was carried out.

Kopejo said that some traders have taken advantage of the Covid-19 disaster to re-use the plastic bags to load goods for their customers.

He warned that those who use the bags would be caught and said they would intensify searches at all markets in all the major cities of the county.

He said the bags, which were banned in the country, were smuggled into the Namanga and Loitokitok border areas and warned those involved in the business that they would be arrested soon.

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