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Phyllis Omido Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded In 2015

Phyllis Omido

Phyllis Omido

Award Name : Goldman Environmental Prize

Year of Award : 2015

Award for : Environment

Location : Mombasa, Mombasa, Kenya


Phyllis Omido (born Phyllis Indiatsi Omido in 1978), dubbed the "East African Erin Brockovich", is a Kenyan environmental activist. She was one of 6 people to be awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015.She is known for organizing protests against a lead smelting plant located in the middle of Owino Uhuru, a slum near Mombasa. The plant was causing lead poisoning by raising the lead content in the environment, killing residents, in particular children, and harming others, including her own child. The plant was ultimately closed.She is the founder of the Centre for Justice, Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA).


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