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Importers and retailers oppose plastic bags ban in court

Importers and sellers of plastic bags have sued to suspend a government ban on the use, manufacture and importation of polythene. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Importers and sellers of plastic bags have sued to suspend a government ban on the use, manufacture and importation of polythene. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Importers and sellers of plastic bags have sued to suspend a government ban on the use, manufacture and importation of polythene.

In a suit filed by two people on their behalf, the traders have sued Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu and the Attorney-General.

Fredrick Njenga and Stepehen Mwangi claim the ban, issued through a legal notice earlier this year, did not comply with the law.

Through lawyer Antonny Ogesa, they argue that the six-month period given to importers, retailers and dealers of plastic bags is not sufficient for them to clear all their stock and fulfill their contractual obligations.

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