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Sonko Orders Immediate Closure of 25 Companies


By Allan Otieno

Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has directed the closure of 25 companies  polluting Nairobi River.

Addressing the media when  supervising the on-going clean up process of the river, Sonko accused the companies of discharging effluent and other harmful chemicals into the river despite several warnings.

‘‘Those  companies releasing their chemicals and waste in to Nairobi must be closed  immediately we are not going to allow them to continue operating.’’ Sonko noted.

He further directed closure of all hospitals fond of carrying out illegal abortions  be shut down and their licences cancelled.

According to Sonko his government  will not sit down and watch rogue health facilities joking  with human life and disposing  bodies into the river.

Nairobi City County Environment  Minister Veska Kangogo  and Chief Officer security and compliance Tito Kilonzi have been tasked by the governor to ensure the directives are effected  promptly without delays.

Nairobi county government has so far retrieved more than three bodies from Nairobi river a clear indication that  it is being used as a dumping site of aborted babies and even newborns.

The cleaning is being initiated by Ngarisha Jiji under the county government .

Tononoka Rolling Mills Limited  among the companies that have already been given notice for polluting Nairobi  River.