Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Kenya: Lamu coal plant hits snag as court reinstates stop orders

Source: Business Daily, 3rd October 2018, by KALUME KAZUNGU

KALUME KAZUNGU reported, "(...) The fate of the Sh200 billion Lamu coal fired power plant now hangs in the balance following a recent move by the High Court sitting in Nairobi to reinstate all the stop orders concerning the establishment of the project. (...) So far a total of 975 acres of land has been set aside at Kwasasi for the establishment of the project which is expected to generate 1,050 megawatts of power upon completion. (...) “Let’s the Kenyan government embrace clean energy production and do away with the likes of the coal plant and any other projects which are hazardous to the environment and human health,” said Mr Walid. (...)"

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