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Omtatah demands full disclosure on Lamu coal plant, says project unnecessary

Kenya for Justice and Development Trust (KEJUDE) said there is no demand for power produced by Lamu Coal Power to justify a hefty investment.

It added it was apprehensive that that government made concessions against public interests, including Kenya Power, which will be forced to purchase power it doesn’t need or face punitive sanctions.

“It’ suspect that the government has undermined public interest by entering into concessions to restrict its own investments in power generation so as to accommodate the Lamu coal-fired power plant,”executive director Okiya Omtatah said.

He wrote a demand letter to Attorney General Githu Muigai, Treasury PS Kamau Thugge and his Energy counterpart Andrew Kamau.

The June 8 letter warned that failure by the officers to disclose the information and supporting documents will result in legal action. Read full article here