The National Environmental Authority(NEMA) has ordered the immediate closure of Kibos Sugar Company in Kisumu County due to over pollution.
NEMA’s Director-General Mamo Boru Mamo said the company defied air quality regulations of 2014 and failed to comply with the orders.
The order will affect all associated factories, including the distillery, paper plant, and sugar miller.
According to Nema, the company produces a very high concentrated Particulate Matter(PM) which was found to be above the national air quality standard of PM10.
Mamo further said Kibos’s emission was more than 5 times the internationally accepted standard of 50 micrometers.