Sh100bn dam on hold as graft claims emerge

A plaque is unveiled on March 2, 2012 during a ground breaking ceremony of the Lapsset project in Lamu. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • The planned dam would produce 700 megawatts of electricity and provide water to irrigate over 250,000 acres of land besides supplying water to the Lamu resort city and port
  • The High Grand Falls Dam is part of the Sh1.5 trillion Lamu Port and Lamu Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset)

Construction of the Kenya’s biggest dam has been suspended due to corruption allegations.

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