No sooner had Kidero unveiled a Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement team than the task force reported for duty on a busy day at the office. On Monday morning, the team of more than 50 men and women arrested a whooping 71 offenders, only days after the team was unveiled.
Through Dr.Evans Kidero’s Facebook page, the governor revealed that the offenders had been charged before court.
Anyone found culpable of the offenses is supposed to be fined a minimum of Ksh. 2,000.
The statement read,
“This morning the Nairobi City County government’s Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement team that was deployed last week to monitor illegal littering and dumping, the beautification project and pedestrians using undesignated walkways (and by essence stepping on grass) arrested 71 offenders in the CBD.
The offenders appeared before City Principle Magistrate M.W Njagi. Most of the offenders were arrested on grounds of refusing to comply with last weeks’ notice issued against illegal dumping and littering. As communicated last week the cost of restoring Nairobi is bearing heavily on the NCCG and we will do all within our powers to ensure sanity is brought back to this great city. Please avoid littering and dumping illegally and also ensure to only use designated pathways or else you will meet the same consequences.
I want to thank Nairobians who continue to cooperate and support the new team. The NCCG is more than committed to walk with Nairobi residents in the path to restore Nairobi City as the green City in the Sun and ensure Nairobi continues being the leading investment and holiday destination for many across the world. NCCG will continue to empower more youths in Nairobi County by providing long term employment for a#BetterCityBetterLife.”
Here are photos of one unlucky guys.