The Government is in the process of enacting a law that will ensure environmental polluters pay for their deeds.
Water and Sanitation Cabinet Secretary Mr Simon Chelugui said the ministry will work with parliament to ensure tough punishment are accorded polluters in order to ensure behavioral changes.
The Ministry has embarked on major campaign awareness aimed at stopping the rampant river and water bodies’ pollution across the country.
“Together with Parliament, the Ministry will ensure enactment of laws that deter certain behaviors, polluters must be made to pay for pollution,” he said
Chelugui was speaking during the Kenya Sanitation Conference from the 28th to 31st October, 2019 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, in Nairobi.
The CS challenged the youth to take their role in the water sector across the country noting that water is currently the most expensive resource all over the world.
Currently a liter of water is expensive than oil.
“Look for way on how technology can be used to make water sector vibrant,” the Cs challenged the youth.
The CS further said 0ver sh 40 billion will be used to upgrade the old sewage line in Nairobi city to ensure it attains world standard.
He said Sh 13 billion from donors agencies have been approved and works will commence soon.
Water and Sanitation Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu urged the private sector to team up with Government to deliver the much needed water sewerage and sanitation infrastructure across the country.
Guchu called on Kenyans to embrace behavioral changes towards waste disposal noting that dumping of solid waste into sewerage line was a major contributor to the blockage leading to floodings
The Conference aims at providing practical and innovative solutions towards the containment, collection, conveyance, treatment, disposal and re-use of waste water and sludge in both rural and urban settings. The theme of the Kenya Sanitation Conference 2019 is “Sanitation for All”.