Kiamaiko slaughterhouse owners dismiss closure report by Nairobi MCAs
Kiamaiko slaughterhouse owners have dismissed threats by the National Environment Authority to shut down the slaughterhouse by January.
Adan Gichu one of the businessmen at the slaughterhouse says the authority had given them a notice to maintain hygiene and improve facilities of the slaughterhouse by May and not shutting it down.
Nairobi County Assembly Trade Committee had tabled a report indicating that NEMA was going to shut down the slaughterhouse by May.
Gichu says the report is contradicting the agreement they had with NEMA when they reopened the slaughterhouse in May after it was shut down.
“They came to check the condition of the slaughterhouse after NEMA had reopened the slaughterhouse in May and we had agreed that the slaughterhouse be relocated after one year which is May next year,” said Gichu.
Sources close to Ghetto Radio state that the MCAs in the trade committee had visited the slaughterhouse and demanded money but the slaughterhouse management rejected the demands hence the damning report.
Kangemi MCA Paul Mahamba faulted the report by his committee saying that the committee had no mandate to deal with matters slaughterhouse adding that the mandate belonged to the Agricultural committee.
Mahamba further questioned the intentions of the trade committee in investigating the slaughterhouse.