City hall officials to be arrested over dirty Nairobi

City hall officials are facing arrest over the garbage menace in Nairobi PHOTO: COURTESY.

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued an ultimatum of two days to City hall officials to fix the garbage menace or face the law.

The Authority wants the county administration to ensure the city is cleaned and afterward, they table a report on compliance of the same to NEMA within 7 days’ failure to which they risk legal action.

 “Nema gives Nairobi County 48 hours to clear all the uncollected solid waste that has littered the city and report on compliance to the Authority within 7 days failure to which officers in charge will be prosecuted,” read the post by Nema.

Nema, however, did not specify which county officials it would be targeting with legal action.

This comes a week after garbage collectors contracted by City Hall downed their tools due to non-payment of wages, even as the county’s Finance and Environment departments trade blame over who is responsible for the mess.