Blow for residents, activists in bid to stop Sh200bn coal plant

Lamu residents during demonstrations against the Sh200 billion coal plant to be established in Hindi. Activist Okiya Omtatah had petitioned the court to stop the project. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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Environmentalists and a group of Lamu residents have suffered a blow after a judge in Malindi declined to hear a case seeking to stop the establishment of a coal plant.

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