Locals protest against Mombasa Cement storage unit, Kenya

Locals protest against Mombasa Cement storage unit, Kenya
Published: 31 August 2011

Residents of Mikindani in Mombasa are up in arms after a cement factory set up a storage area for clinker in their neighbourhood. Mombasa Cement rented a transport company’s yard and set up a facility to store their clinker.

The residents claim the dust from the clinker has been affecting them for the two or three years the facility has been in their neighbourhood.

The Public Health ministry has threatened to shut down the facility claiming the company went against the recommendations of an Environmental Impact Assessment report. "It is true we have received several complaints from the area residents. I did some investigations and found that the Mombasa Cement company has not followed what was agreed on when they conducted the EIA together with Nema," said Changamwe district public health officer John Ndung’u.