Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lamu Communities File Petition on Port

Lamu community members yesterday filed a legal petition at the Milimani Courts in Nairobi arguing that the Government of Kenya has violated several sections of the new constitution with its implementation of the proposed Lamu Port-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET). These violations include failing to provide information, consult the community, and carry out an environmental impact assessment. The case will be heard in Malindi on February 8th. Natural Justice is currently supporting the communities of Lamu in their calls for information and participation in the process and development of a biocultural community protocol (BCP).

The press statement prepared by the Chief Petitioner can be found here.

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