The Star (Nairobi)

15 February 2014

Kenya: 44 Hotel Owners Arrested Over Health Certificates

FORTY four hotel operators without health certificates have been arrested in a crackdown to weed out unhygienic eateries in Bondo subcounty.

The swoop that was conducted by the health department is aimed at ensuring that all the eating joints in the region comply with the recommended health standards. Public health officer in charge of Maranda division Booker Ngoye said the crackdown is to be conducted under their Rapid Results Initiative programme.

Addressing the Star at Bondo police station, he said the move will promote proper sanitation and hygiene in the next 100 days. "We began our operations with hotel operators where we arrested those operating without medical examination certificates," Ngoye said. He said they also intend to crackdown on food kiosks.

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