NEMA close down illegal factory in Kitengela

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has closed down a factory situated at Noonkopir Kitengela operating illegally within a residential area.

The closure of the factory comes following members of the public outcry over noise and air pollution.

Angry residents had Petitioned NEMA raising alarm over sharp dust billowing from the unnamed factory causing them respiratory complications.

Residents raised concerns that the massive pollution was worse at night. They reported to see vehicles entering the fenced off plot whose gates remained under key and lock all day and night.

NEMA officials and Isinya subcounty security agencies raided the factory where it was established it was crushing pozzolana producing terrazzo.

The multi agency team established the factory was operating illegal and had no legal approvals.

Kajiado NEMA County director Joseph Kopejo has sent a stern warning to investors operating illegally saying the menace is a threat to the environment and a health hazard.

Isinya subcounty police boss Anderson Njagi lauded members of the public for giving vital information that led to the successful raid of the illegal facility.

He calls on members of the public to continue giving vital information that will aid in countering illegal business and crime saying information will be treated as confidential.

The facility will remain closed until NEMA carries an assessment report.

Recently NEMA closed down a private slaughterhouse at Kitengela over noncompliance.


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