The National Environment Management Authority has shut down 36 factories for discharging industrial waste into water bodies.
Nema director general Geoffrey Wahungu said that the purge is also targeting six government institutions.
"We will continue to close and open those that have fully complied with laws on effluent discharge," Wahungu said and disclosed that they were also focusing on air pollution He said three factories have re-opened after complying with environmental laws.
"Most of the factories are located along the Nairobi River". Government Institutions are however given a grace period to shape up.
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