Eldoret Court Shuts Down Pole Treatment Plant

The Environment and Lands Court in Uasin Gishu County has ruled to close down Abao Investment Limited – a timber poles treatment plant in Eldoret within 30 days for failing to follow regulations. The pole treatment plant did not get its Environmental Impact Assessment License correctly and Judge Anthony ordered NEMA to audit the firm.Two individuals, Carolyne Kerubo and Yusuf Mahmout Athman took the company and the County of Uasin Gishu to court over the noise, effluence, and smell emanating from the plant. The two argued that pollution from the plant had affected their children negatively, forcing them to send the children to boarding school.Read more here.


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