A Kenyan court has given a community in northern Kenya 60 days to lodge compensation claims over a fire that destroyed thousands of acres of land during a military training exercise by the British army in March last year.
A lawyer representing the British Army Training Unit Kenya said a liaison committee formed by the Kenyan and UK governments will be publishing the compensation process later this week.
The Lolldiaga community has been embroiled in a legal dispute with the British Army Training Unit Kenya following the inferno that laid waste to an estimated 10,000 acres during a training exercise.
The petitioners say the fire caused an environmental disaster.
Lawyer Kevin Kubai representing more than 1,000 members of the community confirmed receiving the claim forms from those affected and he plans to submit them from next week. END