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Authorities ban sale of scrap metal in Embu

Authorities ban sale of scrap metal in Embu


Tuesday April 30, 2024

KNA by Steve Gatheru

Authorities in Embu have banned further sale of scrap metal to contain a rise in cases of vandalism.

The County Governor Cecily Mbarire announced the ban that takes effect immediately after a joint meeting of the County Government and the County Security Committee led by County Commissioner, Jack Obuo.

She said the ban will remain in force until the traders are vetted afresh and they make commitments not to buy pieces of metal stolen from private and public infrastructures.

She said among structures that had been vandalized include metal fencing posts, signboards, dustbins installed by the county government and most recently metal fittings at the Moi Embu Stadium refurbished last year at a huge cost.

MS Mbarire added that among institutions that had their facilities broken were schools, churches and government offices.

Private citizens have also had their metal gates, windows and door fittings stolen.

Four years ago the National Government banned trade in the old materials following increased vandalism of public infrastructure.

Intense lobbying by players in the trade saw a council formed to supervise the business but it looks like the traders are back to their old crooked ways.

Courtesy; KNA

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