Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:48

Asbestos starting to be taken seriously in Kenya

Members of the Nairobi county assembly want City Hall to replace all asbestos roofing in residential properties.

The use of asbestos was banned in 2006 but has not yet been thoroughly enforced.  Caroline Muga from the MCA (Member of the Nairobia County Assembly) has requested a statement from the executive from City Hall as to why there are delays in the removal of asbestos roofing sheets from residential properties and market places.

Caroline is concerned because cancer cases are on the rise as Kenya spends 10 percent of it's budget to treat asbestos-related cancer cases and wants City Hall to act quicker.

Ann Othoro, who is County Executive in charge of Trade and Commerce, said that of the 43 markets only 10 have Asbestos roofs and City Hall are in the process of replacing them.


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