A day after Citizen TV exposed the controversial operations of Endmor Steel Millers that was a nightmare to Syokimau residents, the government has taken decisive action.
Following the public outcry about their devastating heath condition and a reported death caused by the dangerous air pollution from the factory, the County Government of Machakos has finally cracked the whip by revoking the license of the Endmor Steel Millers.
This has come after Citizen TV exposed the kind of health risks that the factory has subjected the residents of Syokimau.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said that he has taken this action of revoking the license of the factory to protect the health of the residents.
“They will close down by this evening. There is a matter pending in court by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and has to be concluded. All we had to do was to stop them from operating. The company will only resume after it complies,” stated the Governor.
He further lamented that the residents cannot be facing double death traps posed by both Coronavirus disease and pollution coming from the steel factory which has been operating illegally despite the court orders for their closure.
The governor said that the factory will only operate once they comply with the Occupational Health and safety Standards, National Environment Management Authority Regulations, Machakos County Government Regulations and Ministry of Health Regulations on Covid-19 pandemic.