President Uhuru Kenyatta has today banned scrap metal business in Kenya due to increased rate of vandalism.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned any scrap metal exports or trades until suitable regulations are in place to control the industry.
The Head of State criticized growing destruction of government facilities, which he termed as economic sabotage, at a passing out parade at the National Police College.
“As of today, we will no longer allow, and we have put a moratorium on the export or the buying or selling of any scrap material until we have put in place proper guidelines that will ensure that material is not coming from the hard-won investments that the Kenyan people have made,”
President Kenyatta stated that anyone found guilty of vandalism will face severe consequences.
We will not allow you to destroy what is necessary for the progress and development of our country in order to enrich the pockets of a few individuals.
That is something we will not allow. That is economic sabotage, and the law is clear on how such individuals should be dealt with,” he explained.