State and anti-coal activists set to clash over Sh200bn project

Activists demonstrate against the construction of a coal plant in Lamu County during the World Environment Day. PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Organisations, notably the Save Lamu, Lamu Youth Alliance and Lamu Marine Forum have been vocal in their opposition to the proposed Sh200 billion Lamu coal fired power plant.
  • They want the government to focus on setting up of clean energy projects in line with the ban on plastics if it is serious with safeguarding the environment.

Anti-coal activists in Lamu County are under siege from State agencies whom they accuse of deliberately plotting and setting out to kill activism in the region.

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