Tuesday 24 August 2021

Residents face 12 months jail term for blowing nose without handkerchief, spitting on the streets in Nairobi

Residents of Nairobi, Kenya, risk up to 12 months jail term if they are caught blowing their noses without handkerchief or tissue in public, or 

spitting on the streets, according to a newly passed bill.

The new rules and regulations introduced by the Nairobi County government and signed by Nairobi Deputy Governor, Ann Kananu, are aimed at keeping the city clean and hygienic.

According to TheInformer, contained in the Nairobi City County Public Nuisance Bill, 2021, the new regulations also prohibits one from urinating in undesignated spaces, sleeping in kitchens or food stores, among others.

Persons found flouting the new law will be liable to a fine of anything between Sh10,000 and Sh500,000, and imprisonment of six to 12 months depending on the offence committed.

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