The ban on single-use plastic bags by NEMA has brought with it a plethora of reactions from the public.

Some received the ban positively by complying and adjusting to more acceptable carrier bags while others were quite resistant causing friction between them and the NEMA officials with some even being incarcerated and paying hefty fines.

On the other hand, some unscrupulous people have used the opportunity to make illegal gains by posing as NEMA officials and going around business centers getting money they termed as ‘fines’ from business people who they found using the banned plastic bags.

Such was the case of one Samson Maina Mbugua who posed as a field inspector and an environmental activist from NEMA, Naivasha Sub-county, complete with fake staff identification cards. He was nabbed by NEMA environmental officers around Elburgon soliciting ‘fines’ from dealers of the banned plastic bags.

The swift action by the environmental officers led to the arrest of the impersonator who was taken at Molo police station.

All NEMA official impersonators should therefore be warned, justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.

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