Factories shut down as workers protest plastic ban

Joyce Aliviza, a trader at Top Market in Nakuru Town, packages omena in a khaki paper bag on August, 29, 2017 after the plastic bags ban came into effect. PHOTO | AYUB MUIYURO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Nema Director-General Geoffrey Wahungu said support for the ban had gone beyond their expectation.
  • Fishermen in Lake Victoria welcomed the ban, describing it a major step towards fighting pollution in the lake.

Employees of plastic bag manufacturers on Tuesday took to the streets to protest the closure of their factories, as the country’s environmental watchdog welcomed Kenyans’ support following the ban on plastics.

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