3 December 2012

Kenya: Mombasa Duo Denies Port Pollution

Two top managers of a shipping company were on Friday charged in a Mombasa court over pollution. James Rarieya and Edmund Ndegwa allegedly failed to manage phosphoric acid that was found leaking from a container at the Mombasa Container Terminals on November 6.

Rarieda and Ndegwa face a second count of failing to ensure compliance of Nema laws. The two allegedly failed to comply with a restriction letter issued by Nema officials.

Rarieya, a general manager, and Ndegwa, a quality health safety and environmental manager, denied the three counts. Senior principal magistrate Richard Odenyo released them on a Sh300,000 bond with similar surety or an alternative Sh100,000 cash bail. The case will be heard on February 15.

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