Statement on US-Kenya Trade Deal Involving Big Plastics

Statement on US-Kenya Trade Deal Involving Big Plastics

We are disgusted by reports in the media that the United States of America is negotiating with the Kenyan government for a deal that would see Kenya become a dumping ground for big plastics.

As an organization on the forefront of fighting big plastics in Kenya, we see this a form of modern-day colonialism.

The adverse effects of plastic on the environment and human life are already known.

Already, we are fighting big consumer brands from the global North including the United States of America who are involved in corporate slavery and exploitation of poor women and children through sham recycling programs in Kenya.

We will not stay silent as big corporations and rich countries commit human rights crimes against the people of Kenya. We call on the Kenyan Government and our leaders to resist any illegal overtures from this criminal enterprise.

Betterman Simidi Musasia

Spokesperson

Founder and Patron, and Former Chief Executive Officer  

Clean Up Kenya

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