Kenyan Activists Protest Plans for Chinese-Backed Coal-Fired Power Plant

Kenyan activists on Tuesday protested the plans for a joint venture between the Kenyan and Chinese governments to mine coal and open a coal-fired power plant near the Indian Ocean coast, saying it will have devastating effect on the environment and health of the local population.

Kenya is set to build the 981.5-megawatt coal-fired plant to generate electricity in the Manda Bay area of Lamu County. The site is not far from the Lamu Old Town settlement, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Full article: Atlanta Black Star


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