All Nairobi residents will soon start paying for plastic bags they use to carry shopping goods if Governor Evans Kidero signs into law a new Bill approved by the County Assembly.
The Nairobi County Environmental department is expected to set the price for the bags based on quality and size.
The county says this is meant to discourage shoppers and general population at large from littering.
“No retailer shall make available to consumers any plastic bags free of charge,” the bill says
“The main object of this Bill is to outline legislative measures for controlling the manufacture, usage and disposal of plastic carry bags… so as to conserve, restore and maintain a clean environment and control pollution within the precincts of Nairobi City County,” said Mr Maina who is the umoja ward rep
Apart from the environmental aspect, the sale of plastic bags will offer retailers an extra revenue stream.