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17 July 2020

Center for Justice Governance and Environment Press Release for Owinouhuru Victory

Author: Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action

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17 July 2020

Kenya: Court finds Metal Refinery liable for lead poisoning, orders Sh 1.3 billion in payment to the affected community

Author: Brian Ocharo, Daily Nation

"State ordered to pay Sh1.3bn to Owino Uhuru lead poisoning victims" 16 Jul 2020...

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14 October 2019

Kenya: A progress report on class action lawsuit against Metal Refinery EPZ for alleged pollution leading to deaths

Author: Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action

"The Owino Uhuru class action suit progress report: From 2016-2019"...

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6 December 2018

Health ministry and NEMA trade blame over Mombasa slum lead poisoning

Author: Joackim Bwana, Standard Digital (Kenya)

Two State entities have blamed each other for negligence that has allegedly led to the death of 20 people.  Officials from the Ministry of Health and those from the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) yesterday traded accusations in court...

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18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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30 August 2018

Metal Refinery (EPZ) lawsuit (re lead pollution in Kenya)

In 2016, an NGO instituted a class action lawsuit on behalf of the Owino Uhuru community in Kenya, alleging lead contamination and poisoning by the company Metal Refinery which recycled used lead-acid batteries. The case is ongoing.    In 2016, the Ce...

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15 February 2018

Kenya: Goldman Prize-winning activist leads lawsuit against lead smelting factory that allegedly caused lead poisoning

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 son. She has in the past been threatened by thugs, arrested by police and...

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13 April 2017

Kenya: Police commence investigations on threats against activist who filed a lawsuit against companies for environmental pollution

Author: Ernest Cornel, The Star (Kenya)

"Police probes alleged harassment of CJGEA workers for defending environment"...

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14 March 2017

Kenya: Metal Refinery (EPZ) sued for environmental pollution allegedly causing illness & deaths

The Centre for Justice Governance and Environmental Action has supported locals impacted by the lead-smelting operations of Metal Refinery (EPZ) to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. The complainants allege diverse impacts including death of loved...

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14 March 2017

Lawsuit by locals impacted by Metal Refinery (EPZ) operations

Author: Olel, Onyango, Ingutiah Advocates (Kenya)

"Lawsuit against Metal Refinery (EPZ)" [Lawsuit by and on behalf of those adversely impacted by the alleged operations of Metal Refinery (EPZ) operations. It is alleged that some died due to lead poisoning while others suffer from respiratory diseases]

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