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Activists demonstrate against Centum’s coal project

More than 10 local civil society groups on Friday held a peaceful protest over a planned Sh200 billion coal-fired power plant to be established in Lamu West.

The plant is to be set up by Amu Power Company – a consortium of Gulf Energy and Centum Investments

Led by Save Lamu Secretary-General Wahlid Ahmed, the protesters, while holding placards and posters, moved around the Lamu Old Town streets in a silent march.

Mr Wahlid said the protests were also meant to show solidarity with a section of Save Lamu members who were on Friday summoned by the National Environmental Tribunal (NET) at the Lamu Fort to give their views on how the local community in Kwasasi will be affected by the plant. Read original article here