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Following the recent calamity of poisoned fish in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria, Greenpeace Africa has now moved to call on National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to commit to stopping pollution in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria.

Piles of dead Nile perch have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya, threatening the livelihoods of the surrounding communities. There have also been several incidents of fish dying in Lake Nakuru, prompting the government to issue several warnings on consumption of fish from Lake Nakuru.

However according to a statement from Greenpeace, despite the warning on Lake Nakuru fish poisoning, the massive death of fish in Lake Victoria and the increased level of Lake pollution in Kenya, there is no commitment from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) which is mandated  to oversee and implement all policies relating to the environment protection.

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A regional policy on single-use plastic bags ban is required for effective implementation of the sanction, an environmental organisation has noted.

The organisation Greenpeace, said this in response to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country.

According to Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner Amos Wemanya said: “To curb the influx of contraband single-use plastics into Kenya, the government needs to improve its coordination and collaboration among various enforcement agencies including the NEMA, National Intelligence Service and Police units acting both within and across borders to nab the illegal suppliers of banned single-use plastic carrier bags.

As the Ban on plastic bags came into effect on the 28th of August 2017, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) made great strides in providing clarifications on acceptable alternative options to the plastic carrier bags which were affected by the Ban.…