70 people arrested and charged for stepping on ‘Kidero Grass’
Most offenders were arrested for ignoring last weeks’ notice against illegal dumping and littering, Governor Evans Kidero said on Monday.
The offenders appeared before City Principle Magistrate M.W Njagi.
Kidero said the Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement unit has been deployed to monitor the beautification project and urged Kenyans to avoid littering and use designated pathways to avoid arrest.
“As communicated last week the cost of restoring Nairobi is bearing heavily on the NCCG and we will do all within our powers to ensure sanity is brought back to this great city,” Kidero said on his Facebook page.
This comes after Nairobi county workers were spotted uprooting flower seedlings planted a week ago along Chiromo road.
Kidero, who was ridiculed for carrying out the beautification at the last minute, said proper planting will be done after the ground is restored.
The flowers were part of a city beautification programme ahead of US President Barack Obama’s tour of Kenya in July.