Two traders who were charged at a Chuka court with possession and unlawful trading in the banned plastic bags have been released on bond.
The court heard that Justin Kirimi was found in possession of 189 pieces of the plastic bags at Kibugua market while Riley Gatiiria was found in possession of 8, 680 pieces of plastic bags in Chuka town on Tuesday 25, June 2019.
The two pleaded not guilty before the Chuka Resident Magistrate, Mwanamkuu Sudi and were released on bond.
The court released Kirimi on a cash bail of Sh.30, 000 or a bond of Sh.50, 000 with a surety of a similar amount, while Gatiiria was released on a cash bail of Sh.50, 000 or a bond of Sh.100, 000 with a surety of a similar amount.
The two were arrested in a crackdown by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) with the aid of police officers.
By Billy Karimi/David Mutwiri