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Camellia has received claims from UK law firm Leigh Day relating to two companies in its African operations.  This includes Kakuzi Plc in which Camellia bought a 50.7% stake in the mid-1990s. Kakuzi is quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and is managed by its own Board of Directors on behalf of its 1,300 mostly Kenyan shareholders.

Camellia takes any complaint of criminality, misconduct, illegality, or unethical behaviour against its operations very seriously. We are taking urgent action. Camellia is establishing a Safeguarding and Stewardship Committee of the Board.

We are also pushing the Boards of the companies we invest in to look again at their own procedures, and where necessary make operational changes to prevent incidents like those that are alleged from arising in future. This includes properly investigating any such claims, dealing with any staff who have done wrong, and compensating anyone who has been harmed.

Camellia will continue to do all it can to ensure that Kakuzi and all of its investee companies operate to the highest standards of governance.  This is what the Group’s customers, partners and other stakeholders expect.



We are committed to conducting our operations with honesty and integrity, and we expect all staff to maintain high standards.  We have established a way of communicating confidentially with Camellia to address issues.

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