April 24, 2016
09:00 - 07:00
'East African Erin Brockovich' wins prize for closing polluting lead smelter
Phyllis Omido awarded Goldman prize environmental award after battling to close a plant in a Kenyan slum that was poisoning its inhabitants and her baby.
Call her the Erin Brockovich of east Africa. They haven’t made the movie yet, but Phyllis Omido has a heroic tale to tell of forcing the closure of a lead smelting plant that was poisoning the inhabitants of a Kenyan slum – including her own baby.