19 arrested in Kisii and Bomet for defying plastic bag ban

Kenya banned the use of plastic bags on August 28, 2017. Nineteen people were arrested in Kisii and Bomet counties for dealing in plastic bags on February 24 and 25, 2018. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The use of plastic bags was banned in Kenya on August 28, 2017.
  • Those found defying the ban risk a fine of up to Sh4 million or a four-year jail term.

Nineteen plastic bag dealers were arrested at the weekend in a swoop by officials from the National Environment Management Authority (Nema).

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