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Kananu Orders Investigations On Four Companies Over Pollution

Nairobi County Governor Ann Kananu has ordered an immediate investigation on four companies along Mombasa Road over Pollution allegations.

The companies include: Powerex Company, East African Company, Edible Oil Company and Usafiplus Company.

During the unveiling of the Nairobi City Climate Action Plan 2020-2050 Hon Kananu ordered NEMA as well as the County Executive Committee in charge of Environment to provide a report soon.

“I have today directed all agencies within the Nairobi City County to move with speed and identify companies that do emit pollution and with NMS boss General Muhammed Badi we will ensure that Nairobi County gets quality services. And as I do so, the County Executive Committee in charge of environment must also work closely with the team in ensuring that all is achieved and a report is tabled for action to be taken,” Kananu said.

Hon Kananu further revealed that all companies not ready to abide with the Nairobi City County Climate action Act have no space within the County.

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“We have seen cancer cases rising and so many other reactions for humans because of those emissions. I want us to work together to ensure that those companies that are emitting those gases are put to book and for me if you cannot comply with the Nairobi City County Climate action Act it is time for you to pack and leave Nairobi City,” Kananu added.

Nairobi City County’s Deputy Majority leader Waithera Chege has accused NEMA of failing to provide findings on investigations done on the companies.

“National Environment Management Authority has failed to appear before the committee and we want to challenge them to produce the results of the collected data outside companies along Mombasa Road. The result of NEMA failing to produce the results, this assembly led by the speaker, we did a letter to the former director general and we are asking them to give us the results of the findings,” Chege said.

By: Emmaline Owuor