Kenya’s Athi River Mining has set aside Sh1.2bn to upgrade its Kaloleni cement plant.
Managing Director, Mr Pradeep Paunrana said the money would be used to control dust pollution and put up good roads within and around the factory.
He announced after residents around the factory complained of hazardous emissions from the plant.
"Plans are under way to put up shades for storage of products as well as raw materials within the plant to minimise pollution," said Paunrana.
He said the company is committed to provision of safer working environment and has earmarked Sh1.2bn as capital expenditure for capacity expansion and production improvement.
Last year the company set aside Sh350m to the improvement of its operations.