Displaced Lamu fishermen reject payment in kind

What you need to know:

  • Residents instead want monetary compensation for loss of fishing grounds due to the Lapsset project
  • Lapsset official says fishermen would only get tools, training and any other support instead of cash.
  • On May 1, the Malindi High Court ruled in favour of the 4,734 fishermen, awarding them a compensation package of Sh1.76 billion

Fishermen displaced by the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor project have opposed plans to compensate them in kind.

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