The Power Of One!

Published July 23, 2020 by tindertender

A slum in Kenya where thousands were poisoned by a smelting factory has been awarded £9.5 million in compensation after a tireless “David and Goliath” campaign by a former worker.

The power of ONE… working to empower others…

This is how it’s done. God Bless Phyllis Omido !

Phyllis Omido faced death threats and arrest in her decade-long battle for justice, which began after doctors found concentrations of lead in her baby’s blood, ingested via her breastmilk, that were 35 times higher than the WHO’s level of concern.

‘Africa’s Erin Brockovich’ Phyllis Omido wins £9m for polluted slum

Phyllis Omido left her job at a smelting factory and began
investigating it after her baby son became ill

A slum in Kenya where thousands were poisoned by a smelting factory has been awarded £9.5 million in compensation after a tireless “David and Goliath” campaign by a former worker.

Phyllis Omido faced death threats and arrest in her decade-long battle for justice, which began after doctors found concentrations of lead in her baby’s blood, ingested via her breastmilk, that were 35 times higher than the WHO’s level of concern.

In a ruling seen as a huge boost to grassroots activism in Africa, a court in Mombasa gave the state and the now-closed factory’s owners 90 days to compensate victims at Owino Uhuru, on the outskirts of Mombasa, and clean up their soil and water.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/intrepid-mother-wins-9-5m-for-contaminated-kenyan-slum-8f3px3zmb?fbclid=IwAR3oz0iH9vPeVLTjgPFFs3QSxcFjOtc4jtTn35uWMaR4FdzAX_h10LmC_iY

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