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Six People Arrested For Operating Illegal Slaughter Houses In Kiamaiko


Six people were on Monday arrested at the Kiamaiko slaughter house for operating fourteen illegal structures in  a raid that was conducted by  health ,water and environment departments from the Nairobi City county government.

According to health executive Committee member  Mohammed  Dagane, the 14 illegal slaughter houses were not approved  and  did not meet health standards as required by the law.

‘‘We made a resolution to visit this place and see by ourselves what goes on here and it is quite shocking that we have  14 illegal slaughter houses operating. The traders have even connected water and power illegally..’’ Dagane said.

The officials also stated  that they also nabbed  ‘matumbos’  and meat that were found in the illegal structures.

Sanitation  in Kiamaiko slaughter house  has been a long term tussle between the county, National Environment Authority Management  and the traders and at some point last year the slaughter house was temporarily  shut down.

According  to Kiamaiko slaughter house management, they  have already acquired land in  Ruai and Njiru to  move partially.