Why push for Lamu coal must lose steam

Environmentalists demonstrate in Nairobi on June 12, 2019 against the construction of a coal power plant in Lamu. The negative impact of coal is not worth the investment. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The project will cost Kenya foreign exchange earnings. Lamu is a well-known tourist destination.
  • Coal is a dirty source of fuel. It shouldn’t be an option for Kenya.

In June 2019, the National Environment Tribunal halted the government’s plan to set up a coal plant in Lamu.

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