Lamu leaders pursue fishermen’s Sh1.76bn compensation from Lapsset

Lamu Woman Rep Ruweida Obbo

Lamu Woman Rep Ruweida Obbo during a past function at Kihongwe Matanya in Mpeketoni, Lamu County.

Photo credit: Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The 32-berth Lapsset port is being set up at Kililana in Lamu West which has, for decades, been the region's fishing hub.
  • Dredging activities and subsequent construction of Lapsset berths which have been going on at the site have led to the closure of many of fishing channels.

Lamu legislators are angered by the national government's continued delay in compensating over 4,000 fishermen who have been adversely affected by the Lamu Port (Lapsset) project.

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