At what cost will Lamu coal power plant be to Man and sea?

The coal plant site in Lamu as pictured on February 1, 2018. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Destruction of fish breeding grounds due to harmful harvest techniques have led to massive decline in fish populations.
  • The Kenya Water Towers Agency is worried about the future of the ecological wonders that are the forests in Lamu.
  • The Lamu plant will use supercritical technology, which significantly reduces the harmful carbon, nitrogen and sulphur oxides emissions.

If you walk along the Lamu waterfront, with its newly cobbled street under your feet and the arresting view of dhows bobbing in the waves, you might get distracted by the sight of a boy washing a goat at the jetty.

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