Lamu fishers win Lapsset case, to get Sh1.7bn from the State

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  • At the same time, the judges directed Attorney-General Paul Kariuki to file a report in court on the progress of drawing up a management plan to preserve Lamu Island as a Unesco heritage site within six months.

  • The court also ordered the national government to ensure Lamu county government and other government agencies are involved in the Lapsset project.

  • The judges also ordered the government to pay for costs of the petitioner’s witnesses and experts.

The High Court has ordered the government to compensate 4,600 fishermen in Lamu Sh1.76 billion for losses occasioned by the ongoing construction of multi-billion-shilling Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (Lapsset) project.

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