15 traders in Neri will spend the night in custody after they were arrested by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) detectives on Tuesday.
The traders were arrested for violating environmental regulation including the use of plastic paper bags even after it was abolished.
The crackdown by the official saw the arrest of both small scale traders and hotel owners.
Another reason for the arrest was the inappropriate discharge of effluent by the said suspects in Neri town leading to their arrests.
The Environmental governing body has noted a trend where the banned plastic bags are slowly making a return into the market something they want to end it for good.
NEMA raid Kitui traders
In Kitui, the officials have arrested the owner of Ngiluni Merchants for illegally possessing plastic bags which were used to wrap the item.
The arrest follows inspections in Kitui to ensure that the vise does not creep back into the market.
“@NemaKenya is undertaking inspections of the banned Plastic Bags in Kitui today. The owner of Ngiluni Merchants has been arrested after being found in possession of these bags”
NEMA cautions the public
Last week on Friday, they cautioned the public from conmen masquerading as their officials demanding bribes for non-compliance to Effluent Discharge license.
Members of the public have since been informed to make all their EDL payments through NEMA Revenue collection account.
In addition to that, they have made it clear that they will not be liable for any losses incurred directly or indirectly in this regard.