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PS Sunkuli welcomes to his his office Delroy Howell the CEO of Tomae, an American company for testing of motor and emissions..

PS Sunkuli welcomes to his his office Delroy Howell the CEO of Tomae, an American company for testing of motor and emissions..

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is developing a policy on air quality control to address carbon emissions suspected to contribute to respiratory problems causing an estimated 4,000 deaths annually.

Environment Principal Secretary Charles Sunkuli said the country needs to determine the levels of emissions and formulate rules that will penalize those who pollute the environment.

Mr. Sunkuli was speaking today when he received some American Investors who called on his office and are interested in starting private partnership testing emissions and strengthening regulations on air quality standards.

He noted that the country did not have any data on emissions owing to inadequate measuring stations and equipment to analyze the statistics, adding that such information was critical to support health benefits for Kenyans.

During the meeting chaired by the PS and attended by Mr. Delroy Howell of Tomae company that deals with testing of motor and emissions, it emerged that Kenya was on the verge of introducing a first world technology that would reduce emissions from the transport sector and at the same time improve the health of its citizens by reducing their intake of carbon monoxide that is a leading cause of cancer, asthma and other lung related diseases.

Mr. Sunkuli said that once the policy documents are completed, the Ministry would exchange a concept note of a public, Private Partnership with the National treasury to evaluate the possibility of engaging companies to implement a licensing and emissions control regime.

The PS noted that his ministry would closely with other stakeholders including Ministry of Transport, Kenya Bureau of Standards among others in order to chart the way forward on the country’s air quality road map.

Once implemented the policy will help increase revenue through implementation of an emission fee across the transport sector and provide hundreds of jobs through expansion of emission testing and regulations infrastructure, the meeting heard.

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