Man shot dead as Kinangop residents protest over wind power plant

What you need to know:

  • Residents attempted to storm the Magumu Police Station in a bid to free nine colleagues arrested on Monday during a protest against the power project.
  • Nyandarua South police boss Samson Munyao had to speed off after panga-wielding residents smashed the windscreen of his official car.
  • Efforts by senior government officials, including Energy Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge, to address the crowd did not yield fruit.
  • Energy Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge asked the residents to decide whether they want the project to go on or have it cancelled.

A dispute over a Sh13 billion wind power project in Nyandarua turned ugly Tuesday when a man was shot dead in a confrontation with police.

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