The British Army was sued for the loss of livelihoods and environmental damages in Lolldaiga Hills, Kenya and the people living Nanyuki have sensed their attempt to avoid the legal action by all means.
As a result, about 1500 Nanyuki dwellers came out with one voice and in one shirt that says ‘Justice For Lolldaiga’.
It was previously reported that the British soldiers during a fire training at the Lolldaiga Conservancy in Kenya five months ago destroyed about 12,000 acres of land, hence the “Justice For Lolldaiga”. But what seems to be the major claim was that the inferno took one Kenya life and destroyed their homes.
The activity affected the locals greatly as wild animals fleeing destroyed farmlands as well.
While the British Army Training Unit in Kenya has filed for state immunity, the petitioners want reparations for human effects, destroyed lands as well as financial damages. The suit also contained claims stating that some of the soldiers were under the influence of heroin and cocaine.
October 26 has been set by the Environment Court in Kenya to allow both parties to present their submissions in order to decide if the case can go forward.
By Elijah Christopher