1,400 Chinese workers to build Sh200bn Lamu coal plant

What you need to know:

  • The Chinese will constitute 40 per cent of the workforce that will build the 1,050 megawatt power generator.
  • The power plant will require 500 full-time employees, meaning that about 250 Chinese technicians will be retained.

The number of Chinese workers in Kenya’s crowded labour market is set to increase significantly when construction of Lamu’s coal power plant begins later this year, official reports indicate.

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