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STATE SUED OVER DEATHS CAUSED BY TOXIC WASTE IN MARSABIT COUNTY

Residents of Marsabit petitioned the High Court, through Kituo Cha Sheria, to compel the government to intervene quickly to avert further spread of the cancer scourge to save the lives of both people and livestock. It is the first time in Kenya that a community is suing the State seeking to have it compelled to provide a clean and healthy environment, which is a constitutional right. The matter was filed before the deputy registrar of the Constitutional and Human Rights division at the High Court in Nairobi by senior counsel John Khaminwa and Kituo Cha Sheria lawyers John Mwariri [...]

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