‘East African Erin Brockovich’ wins prize for closing polluting lead smelter

November 22, 2017


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. Read more.

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