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Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts

14.02.2018
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Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own sonEight years after her baby was lead-poisoned through breast milk, Kenya's most prominent anti-pollution campaigner is set to finally get her day in court in a case that the UN hopes will prove a landmark for environmental defenders across Africa.Phyllis Omido has been threatened by thugs, arrested by police and forced into hiding for organising opposition to a lead-smelting factory in Mombasa, which allegedly poisoned residents in the neighbouring shantytown of Owino Uhuru. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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