Koroga Festival to proceed in Hell’s Gate after court dismissed case by activist Paula Kahumbu

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The Environment Court has dismissed a case by activist Paula Kahumbu who wanted to stop Koroga Festival set for this weekend at Hell’s Gate, Naivasha.

The Environment Court in Nakuru Wednesday ruled that the case is “baseless”, and ordered that Capital FM  who are the oranisers of Koroga Festival to proceed with the event.

The court went ahead to state that even if it were to be satisfied in admitting the petition for hearing, it would have still dismissed it, as it was characterized with mere allegations and unfounded fears.

 

Organizers of the event were ordered to proceed with Koroga Festival, since they already have approval from the Kenya Wildlife Service and other relevant permits.

In her suit, Kahumbu had argued that the event will disrupt a major ecosystem for the Ruppel Vultures and wanted the event relocated, but the court disagreed with her, saying she had no case.

The Kenya Wildlife had released a press release on this matter stating more than 20 events have been held in the park without causing any damage to the biodiversity in the park.

The event will be taking place for two days 14-15th February.