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Daily Nation : February 7th 2014
20 | County News HEALTH | Sh37m drugs bought National Environment Management Authority Popo Road off Mombasa Road P.O BOX 67839-00200, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: (254 020) 6005522, 6001945, Fax: (254 020) 6008997) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nema.go.ke NOTICE TO TΗE PUBLIC TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESMENT STUDY REPORT FOR TΗE PROPOSED PETROL SERVICE STATION AND PETROLEUM STUDIES SITE AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS, NAIROBI COUNTY. Pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Environmental Management and Coordination (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003, the National Environment Management Authoritу (NEMA) has received an Environmental Impact Assessment Studу Report for the above proposed project. The Proponent (Kenуatta Universitу) is proposing to put a petrol service station inside the Kenуatta Universitу Main Campus compound along Nairobi-Thika Road. The site is currentlу undeveloped and is located on the land n eхt to Thika Road near Gate B. The station will have PMS, AGO, IK and various tуpes of lubricant for packaged products among others. The proponent will install three underground storage tanks (USTs) for PMS 15M3 Below is a summarу of the anticipated impacts and the proposed mitigation measures: SOURCE OF IMPACT PROPOSED MITIGATION MEASURES Vehicular emissions Oil spills Lubricant containers and packaging materials Office wastes Wastewater • Ensure that the vehicles are switched off while at the station. • The potential for the accumulation of emissions in the premises is however verу low since the station is spacious and well aerated. • Fit hoses with quick-acting leak-proof cock or with an approved nozzle. Train and supervise staff to ensure minimal spillage of fuel. • Proper waste collection, handling and disposal (see section on waste management) • Ensure efficient waste collection, handling and disposal (see section on waste management) • Construct proper drainage sуstem. • Treatment of water through oil interceptors prior to discharge into the environment. • Should meet the efficient standards as per waste water regulations of 2006, Water Resources Management Authoritу discharge standards and local government bуlaws (see section on waste management) Leakages • Use of approved fuel tanks and monitor fuel quantities to detect leakages. • To prevent anу leaks from getting into the environment, the tanks should be properlу treated. • A laуer of claу should so be used to encase the tanks during installation. • The underground tanks must satisfу the national standards Noise • The noise levels are not likelу to eхceed the minimum standards. • Ensure the switching off engines while at the station. • Ensure that the noise regulations 2009 are adhered to. The full report of the proposed project is available for inspection during working hours at: 1. Principal Secretarу, Ministrу of Environment, Water and Natural Resources NΗIF Building, Communitу Area, P.O. BOΧ 30126-00100, NAIROBI 2. Director General, NEMA Popo Road, off Mombasa Road, P.O. BOΧ 67839-00200 NAIROBI. 3. Countу Director of Environment KIAMBU COUNTY A copу of the EIA report can be downloaded at www.nema.go.ke NEMA invites member of the public to submit oral or written comments within thirtу (30) daуs from the date of publication of this notice to the Director General, NEMA, to assist the Authoritу in the decision-making process for this project. Kindlу quote Ref. No.: NEMA/EIA/5/2/1081 in all уour correspondence. Comments can also be e-mailed to email@example.com ZEPΗANIAΗ OUMA For: DIRECTOR GENERAL This advertisement is sponsored bу the proponent. and associated pipe work, dispensing pumps, sales office, store, air compressor, tуre pressure gauge and fire alarm. JARED NYATAYA | NATION Nandi County Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott opens a box containing drugs yesterday at Kapsabet Town after receiving medicines worth Sh37 million from Kenya Medical Supplies Agency. EMBU | Matter referred to CJ Three judges to hear ousted official’s case Deputy governor says removal from office only applies to governor going by the law BY GEORGE MUNENE @Rubinga2 firstname.lastname@example.org E mbu County Deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi yesterday won the first round of her legal battle when the Kerugoya High court allowed her application seeking to have a three-judge bench constituted to hear her impeachment case. Resident judge Cecilia Githua certified the application as urgent and referred the matter to the Chief Justice to set up the bench. “After hearing the applica- tion, I’m satisfied that this matter should be heard by a three-judge bench as applied by the counsel of the applicant, Mr Kibe Mungai,” she said. On Wednesday, the deputy governor argued that the law was silent on her removal from office and the move by the Embu County Assembly was not justified. Through her lawyer, Ms Nditi told the High Court that Article 181 of the Constitution only applies to the impeachment of the governor, ‘‘ Mr Martin Wambora, but not herself and the bench should look at the Constitution and give direction on the matter. “I’m applying that a three- judge bench be formed to interpret the law because there was no basis for impeaching me together with the governor,” she said. Ms Nditi said the pro- ceedings that took place at the assembly only applied to the governor as there was no provision of impeachment of the deputy governor in the Constitution. She submitted that the assembly’s move was not in order and sought constitutional interpretation of the law. DAILY NATION Friday February 7, 2014 BRIEFLY NYERI Two held as police seize Sh9m bhang Police are holding two people who were reportedly caught with 11 bags of bhang valued at Sh9 million in Karatina, Nyeri County, yesterday. Mathira East deputy county commissioner Khalif Abdi Ali said police impounded the bhang following a tip-off. He said this was the biggest drug haul in Karatina. Mathira MP Peter Weru praised police for their efforts in fighting drug abuse in the county. Mr Weru said the youth in the region were the most affected by drugs and they would use all means to curb the menace. EMBU Residents storm church over ‘adulterous’ pastor Hundreds of residents in Embu town yesterday stormed a local church and threatened to torch it, accusing the pastor of engaging in an affair with a member’s wife. They pelted the church building and the pastor’s car with stones, claiming that he had been caught with the woman in a hotel room in Karatina, Nyeri County. Police saved the pastor from the angry mob. Embu police boss Gasper Makau urged to the residents not to destroy property. NYERI Dairy faces collapse over Sh3.9m debt A dairy cooperative soci- ety in Othaya, Nyeri, is on the verge of closure due to a Sh3.9 million debt. Speaking to journalists yesterday, Othaya Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society chairman Josphat Gitahi said Kenya Commercial Bank had been given them up to January 21 to pay the debt or lose their building. He said the building built in Othaya town in 1965 and is valued at more than Sh10 million was their only asset. The cooperative society further owes its members a Sh5.7 million in unpaid dues. EMBU Farm worker dies after gulping poison A 30-year-old farm hand There was no basis for impeaching me together with the governor” Embu County Deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi has died after allegedly consuming a pesticide. The body of Mr Eric Mutua was found lying inside a barn in his employer’s compound in Gitiburi village in Mbeere North sub-county of Embu County. A bottle of a pesticide commonly used on miraa was allegedly found by the body. Police boss Peter Kimani said the man had not complained of anything. An assistant chief, Mr Jakob Mbaka, had been informed about the death and led police to the location, he said.
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