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Fines Or Jail Terms For Failing To Segregate Waste At Household Level

People who fail to segregate waste at the household level will face a fine of Sh20,000 or a six-month jail term. The Director of enforcement at the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) Ayub Macharia said a new law that is set to be enforced requires segregation of waste to make sorting, recycling, reusing, and reducing waste easier. "Now we have put a penalty in the law that if you don’t segregate waste at the source, that is in our homes, then you are likely to be prosecuted and the penalty is Sh20,000," Macharia told the Star. https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2024-02-16-you-risk-sh20k-fine-jail-term-for-not-segregating-waste-nema/

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  • Edwin wangombe

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    this is amazing it is the start of something good... steps like this will encourage proper waste management and it will help recycle, reuse, and reduce ensuring that we don't have filthy landfills

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    • Chris Ndungu

      8 w

      Hope this law from NEMA will bring positive impacts on the environment.😒

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      • Edwin wangombe

        8 w

        @chris_ndungu The government of Kenya should have the back of this body and help implement these policies to the core.

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      • We Don't Have Time

        8 w

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        • George Kariuki

          8 w

          Amazing. This can lead to cleaner waste streams, making recycling and composting more efficient.

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          • Felix mokaya

            8 w

            @george_kariuki Absolutely!

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            • Edwin wangombe

              8 w

              @george_kariuki hope they have plans in place to also separate the waste even in the garbage trucks

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            • Gorffly mokua

              8 w

              This is great! But i doubt if it will implemented and put into action!!

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              • Edwin wangombe

                8 w

                @gorffly_mokua It is sad that most of these good policies never see the light of day

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              • Rotich Kim

                8 w

                Looking forward to see being implemented

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  8 w

                  @rotich_kim Lets wait and see!

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    8 w

                    @rotich_kim Hopefully this will be implemented as it is awesome and will be beneficial to the environment

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    8 w

                    Its a great law and hope it will be implemented

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                  • walter lungayi

                    8 w

                    This is a strong measure to enforce waste segregation at the household level and promote responsible waste management.

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                    • Boniface Kuria

                      9 w

                      We come up with very good laws, regulations and policies, but have a problem with implementation and enforcement. Great regulation....now lets implement it.

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                      • Princess

                        9 w

                        This will promote responsible waste management. !

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                        • Edwin wangombe

                          8 w

                          @princess_nel_268 I agree... proper waste management will be beneficial to the environment

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          9 w

                          This is a great policy, NEMA must push it through and ensure it is adhered to.

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                          • Princess

                            9 w

                            @joseph_githinji Let's support their efforts to make this policy a reality!

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              8 w

                              @joseph_githinji As environmentalists in Kenya we need to support this policy and serve as a good example to the communities

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                            • Kevin

                              9 w

                              This is a great law and we hope that NEMA has moved to make the public aware on the consequences of it.

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                              • Princess

                                9 w

                                @Kevin This approach will lead to a positive environment impact.

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                              • Saustine Lusanzu

                                9 w

                                Ecoside law is what we need

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                              • Felix mokaya

                                9 w

                                Hope the new law for NEMA will work and will be suitable for the environment .This introduction of new law will make people to be responsible to avoid jail term or even fines

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                                • Princess

                                  9 w

                                  @felix_mokaya I agree with you..This law holds promise for promoting environmental responsibility among individuals.

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                                  • Gorffly mokua

                                    8 w

                                    @felix_mokaya For this to work, it must be enforced by the law!!

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

                                      8 w

                                      @felix_mokaya NEMA needs support from the government to ensure that this will work

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                                    • Tabitha Kimani

                                      9 w

                                      I hope they will implement this directive since the one o n single use plastic bags has not worked.

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                                      • Princess

                                        9 w

                                        @tabitha_kimani Let's remain hopeful that NEMA will learn from previous challenges and effectively implement this new directive.

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                                        • Gorffly mokua

                                          8 w

                                          @tabitha_kimani Implementation is the main challenge here!!

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                                          • Edwin wangombe

                                            8 w

                                            @gorffly_mokua I agree it is one thing segregating the waste at the household level it is another when it comes to the garbage collectors and how they mix it in those trucks

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                                            • Edwin wangombe

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                                              @tabitha_kimani The government of Kenya and its bodies are good at making excellent policies but poor at implementing which is saddening. but let's be positive that this will be implemented.

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