Miss Phyllis Omido

April 24, 2015

09:00 - 07:00

Mombasa, Kenya

Phyllis Omido bags Goldman Environmental Prize

A 36-year-old Kenyan has been declared this year’s winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa.

Ms Phyllis Omido was among six recipients of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists.

She received Sh15.7 million ($175,000) in prize money and a trophy symbolising nature’s power and renewal on Monday.

Her award was in recognition of her campaign, resulting from her child’s sickness and the realisation that the illness was a result of lead poisoning that affected an entire community in the Changamwe area of Mombasa County.

Kenya's Phyllis Omido bags Goldman Environmental Prize