The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) boss -Prof Geoffrey Wahungu, was on the receiving end of a barrage of responses to his newly proposed bags.
A photo shared by Kenyans.co.ke on Facebook elicited numerous responses with the majority of them blasting the government authority.
“Isn’t it the same NEMA that approved the non-woven bags. What it is now telling us is that the body is incompetent and a bad decision maker, what guarantee do Kenyans have that this will not also be banned next month,” read a post shared by Faizah Suchie Abubakr.
Mr Wahungu had shared the latest photos following his move to crackdown on non-woven carrier bags since April 1, 2019.
“We are not going to tell them our strategies; that today we will raid Mombasa, Nairobi or Nakuru. To be clear, from today, non-woven bags are contraband and people will be arrested,” Prof Wahungu decreed.
Majority of the Kenyans felt that the newly recommended basket pushed the envelope a tad bit too far.
“You are banning plastic bags and yet the pink one is plastic? I bet these leaders are confused. Alternatively, a big fish is benefiting somewhere from this ban,” stated a user named – Johnie Nguru.
NEMA on its end insisted that it had not allowed the use of non-woven carrier bags and that contravening their new directive would be dealt with accordingly.
Prof Wakhungu was clear in stating where the blame lies, asserting that the manufacturers went ahead and brought in the non-woven bags without consulting with the authority.
“You should even have consulted the Kenya Bureau of Standards. You refused to heed our calls, then later you start crying foul,” the NEMA boss disclosed.
However, Kenyans still went hard at the authority in their responses.
Here are a few of the reactions: