Kenyans find going tough after ban on plastic bags
Law-abiding Kenyans were forced to embrace alternatives overnight after the ban on use of plastic bags took effect on Monday morning.
Majority of Kenyans took to social media to exhibit how their lives had undergone a complete metamorphosis under the new dispensation.
Mama mbogas, miraa sellers and chips outlets were forced to use either paper bags or brown envelopes to package their merchandise.
Previously, the sellers used nylon carrier bags.
The most extreme perhaps was boiled eggs sellers peeling the commodity off an envelope.
A seller of sliced pineapples used serviettes to wrap his fruits.
Nema flagged off its officials on Monday morning to inspect whether manufactures and consumers have complied with the plastic bag ban, with offenders getting away with a warning -for now.
In future, law-breakers will be slapped with fines of up to Sh4 million.
This is what some cheeky Kenyans showcased on social media.
— Thee Trend Setter (@xtiandela) August 28, 2017
— Yussuf Ibrahim (@Zaahid77) August 28, 2017
— EVA ? (@DjEynie) August 28, 2017
So what happens to peeps who puke ovyo ovyo and now plastic bags are banned; use leso or khaki? ?? #PlasticbanKE
— Emmanuel Maingi, AMInstLM (@KaizaSouze) August 28, 2017
— Dmx Malon (@towettke) August 28, 2017
— Steve. G. Steve. (@Stegasteel) August 28, 2017
— Jennifer Kaberi (@Dalithso) August 28, 2017
If you are caught with paper bags, just say you are on your way to surrender them #PlasticBanKe
— Tadashi (@peeta_o) August 28, 2017
— Vincent Odundo (@V_Odundo) August 28, 2017
— Ras Bongoman? (@mack_shem) August 28, 2017