Kenyan Woman Wins Goldman Environmental Prize Of Ksh16 Million

(Last Updated On: April 26, 2015)


A Kenyan woman has won a cool 16.6 million after winning this years edition of the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa which was held in San Francisco Opera House in the USA. Her name is Phyllis Omido who is 36 years old and won the jackpot through her own initiative called Center for Justice Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA).

The reason for forming CJGEA was due to protesting lead poisoning in Changamwe which made her child fall ill. She will use $75,000 of the total amount in funding the project while the rest will be for personal use.

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