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Kisumu court and NEMA closes Kibos sugar factory, 400 workers rendered jobless - Kisumu

Kibos Sugar farmers in Kisumu. PHOTO | NMG
Kibos Sugar farmers in Kisumu. PHOTO | NMG

Kibos sugar factory in Kisumu to be closed over Pollution. Over 400 workers to be rendered jobless in Kisumu East.

The Environment and Land Court in Kisumu on Wednesday ordered for the closure of Kibos Sugar And Allied Industries Ltd following a petition filed by locals of Kisumu East over environmental pollution by the factory.

High Court judge SM Kibunja revoked the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) license issued to the factory saying it was illegally and un-procedurally obtained.

The second court hearings are scheduled for September 4th. Residents have been suffering from the smoke and poor drainage from the said Company.

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