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President Uhuru Kenyatta bans scrap metal business over increased vandalism

President Kenyatta has outlawed scrap metal exports and deals, putting a damper on the industry’s current operations.

Mr Kenyatta stated during a passing out parade at the National Police College in Kiganjo on Wednesday that no dealer will be permitted to operate in the business unless suitable guidelines are put in place to control the sector.
“As of today, we will no longer allow, and we have put a moratorium on the export, buying, or sale of any waste material until we have put in place proper guidelines that will ensure that material is not derived from the Kenyan people’s hard-won investments,” Mr Kenyatta said.

The restriction comes at a time when the country is experiencing an economic downturn.
“We have seen vandalism of different sign boards and towers of our transmission lines. We have also seen clear cases of sabotage as was the case in Naivasha where people intentionally unbolted some of our transmission lines and masts to create chaos and havoc,” Mr Kenyatta said.

Last Tuesday, a breakdown at Kenya Power’s transmission line caused a blackout that affected customers across major cities in the country such as NairobiPresident Kenyatta has outlawed scrap metal exports and deals, putting a damper on the industry’s current operations.
Mr Kenyatta stated during a passing out parade at the National Police College in Kiganjo on Wednesday that no dealer will be permitted to operate in the business unless suitable guidelines are put in place to control the sector.
“As of today, we will no longer allow, and we have put a moratorium on the export, buying, or sale of any waste material until we have put in place proper guidelines that will ensure that material is not derived from the Kenyan people’s hard-won investments,” Mr Kenyatta said.
The restriction comes at a time when the country is experiencing an economic downturn.
“We have seen vandalism of different sign boards and towers of our transmission lines. We have also seen clear cases of sabotage as was the case in Naivasha where people intentionally unbolted some of our transmission lines and masts to create chaos and havoc,” Mr Kenyatta said.
Last Tuesday, a breakdown at Kenya Power’s transmission line caused a blackout that affected customers across major cities in the country such as Nairobi

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