The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued closure notices to more than 20 rental apartments in Kitengela town for discharging raw sewage into roads. 

The closure notice was prompted by incessant protests by residents of Kyangombe and New Valley estates over the raw sewer menace in their neighbourhoods. The environment regulator did an audit of all buildings within the estates and summoned the land lords for their failure to adhere to NEMA regulations. NEMA has also threatened to take legal action against the land lords who failed to honor the summons to appear at their offices.

For more than two years, the residents of New Valley Estate have been enveloped by awful odour with raw sewer flowing freely on the road. Many residents have expressed fear of disease outbreak resulting from raw sewer discharged by selfish land lords a concern shared by the Ministry of Health which raised a red flag of a cholera outbreak risk in Kajiado County. The discharge flows freely from high end rental buildings to nearby seasonal river to the chagrin of locals who have to endure the menace.