By HSE East Africa | Monday Feb 12, 2018
The Goldox donkey abattoir in Mogotio has been closed indefinitely following an order by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema). The environment agency last week ordered Goldox Kenya Ltd to suspend its operations over health risks.
The facility has had challenges of waste disposal since it opened. County Nema Director Hezbon Monda said the slaughterhouse had confirmed the closure.
Two months ago, a team from the National Environment Complaints Committee toured the facility following petitions from the residents over the abattoir's poor management of waste. Residents claim lack of proper environmental impact assessment and laxity in enforcement of disposal laws, has led to the nuisance as the company does not have a dumping ground.
Source: Standard Digital