Milk company in Nairobi closed down after impromptu check by NEMA

The surprise inspection happened on Tuesday morning

NEMA officials after inspecting Daima milk processing plant at Sameer Industrial Park. They discovered disposal of untreated effluent into the Nairobi sewer system

Daima milk processors at the Sameer Industrial Park have been shut down following an impromptu visit by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) officials.

A statement from NEMA outlined that the facility would remain closed indefinitely.

The Cooperation Manager was also arrested on accusations of discharging untreated effluent into Nairobi Sewer that results into pollution of Nairobi River.

"Nema has identified 102 discharge points along Nairobi River. Out of inspections conducted, 50% of firms have complied. Ongoing inspections is to ensure remaining have complied as per Water Quality Regulation 2006 or be shut & prosecuted," acting Director-General Mamo B. Mamo stated

Daima produces various milk products including butter and yoghurt, they are also the local distributor of Creambell ice cream and Aquamist bottled water.

The milk processor is believed to be owned by the Sameer Group.

NEMA crackdown over pollution of Nairobi River

On Monday, NEMA carried out a similar spot check that ended in the clampdown of four other companies in Industrial Area, Nairobi.

The companies were listed as Modern Lithographic (K) Ltd, Apex Limited that manufactures paints, Thorlite Kenya Ltd and Kamongo Paper Recycling Company.

A recent exposé by NTV prompted Water CS Simon Chelugui to send a blanket warning to manufacturers a few weeks ago.

"We are making a radical proposal to end this and it will be very painful to industries," he stated.

The investigative report uncovered over 4, 400 pollutants in Nairobi River.

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