Expertise: Social Justice Activist
Phyllis Omido is a Kenyan grassroots social justice activist and founder of The Centre for Justice, Governance and Environmental Action, dedicated to empowering communities affected by extractive industries. After realizing her baby and other children in the Owino Uhuru community near Mombasa were suffering from lead poisoning, Omido galvanized the community to close the smelter that was exposing people to dangerous chemicals. The campaign resulted in the formation of a Kenyan parliamentary task force to address pollution issues, leading to the shutdown of several smelters close to human settlements across the country. In 2015, Omido was awarded the 2015 Goldman Prize, the largest in the world for grassroots environmental activists.
Kenyan coastal community defeats lead polluter in court
Environ. Activist Phyllis Omido: NEMA Tried To Mislead Us On Lead Poisoning Levels in Owino Uhuru
AllAfrica Interview With 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Phyllis Omido
Talk mit Phyllis Omido | Climate Camp Danni April 2021