Travellers beware: Don’t carry plastic bags to Kenya

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Kenya has recently introduced a new law regulating the use of plastic bags.

The law, which has been called the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution, sees Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags risking imprisonment of up to four years and fines of up to $40 000.

In theory, the Kenyan police is allowed under this new law to fine anyone carrying a plastic bag. However, Judy Wakhungu, Kenya’s environment minister, said enforcement would initially be directed at manufacturers and suppliers.

All people traveling into Kenya with duty free plastic bags shall be required to leave the bags at the entry points and seek alternative carrier bags.