Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has formed a team to enforce regulations meant to curb illegal dumping and littering in Nairobi.

The team comprises police, administrators and NMS officers drawn from all the 17 sub-counties of Nairobi.

“The officers will oversee the enforcement with punitive measures to be taken against those who dump garbage illegally or litter the capital. A team of NMS officers, government administration officers and police service will lead the enforcement exercise, every household, business, an individual should be responsible for the waste they generate.”said NMS in a notice.

The Nairobi City County Solid Waste Management Act 2015 section 36(2 and 3) says any person who dumps or allows waste disposal in any premises, land or any other place not approved for such disposal is liable to a fine not exceeding Sh200,000 or in default, imprisonment not exceeding two years or both.