Water is Critical to Life and Livelihood in Lamu On World Water Day – we are concerned with the risks to our waters and water-based livelihoods as a result of the proposed Lamu Power Plant. The plant will affect our lives from three water-related activities:
BACKGROUND • The Government of Kenya has proposed a 1,050 Megawatt (MW) coal plant to be built in Kwasasi, Lamu County 20km from Lamu Town. • The project will be operated by Amu Power – a special purpose joint venture of two Kenyan companies: Gulf
Two Articles of the Constitution of Kenya directly state that every Kenyan has the right to a healthy environment including protecting the environment for future generations, the right to the highest available standards of health, and the right to safe water. A third Article guarantees
In 2013, the government of Kenya proposed the construction of a 1,050-megawatt coal plant in Lamu County. This would be the first coal-fired generation plant in Kenya, and the first in all of East Africa. There has been no convincing argument on the need for
Around the world, we are facing enormous challenges. Poverty, conflict, migration, disease and natural disasters are just some of the reasons why many people don’t have access to quality basic services and opportunities. Public policies that seek to address these challenges will only work if
DIRTY PROJECT 1: SOUTHERN GAS CORRIDOR DIRTY PROJECT 2: ATIMONAN ONE COAL PROJECT IN QUEZON,PHILIPPINES DIRTY PROJECT 3: PETROBRAS OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT, BRAZIL DIRTY PROJECT 4: THABAMETSI COAL PLANT, SOUTH AFRICA DIRTY PROJECT 5: ADANI CARMICHAEL COAL MINE, AUSTRALIA DIRTY PROJECT 6: CIREBON 2
LAMU COAL POWER STATION WILL CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE • To human health: • Burning coal releases toxic particulate matter into the air. These particulates cause asthma, bronchitis, cardiac disease, and cancer.i • To fish, crops, and wildlife: • Burning coal requires millions of gallons of
An infographic summarizing the timeline since the Government of Kenya launched plans for the Lamu coal power plant including. Download the PDF version of the Lamu Coal Timeline here.
An infographic summarizing the threats posed by the Lamu coal power plant including: social and environmental issues. Download the PDF version here.
This is the first coal fired power plant in Kenya to be fired by imported coal from South Africa coming through the Lamu Port to be constructed under the LAPSSET project. Read more on MoE Construction Project Profile.