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Samia Omar was born and raised in Lamu County, Kenya, a nature lover’s paradise at the uppermost corner of the country’s coastline, which borders Somalia. She attended college in the U.S. and Canada and traveled to northwest Kenya for work. But, she says, “I always knew I had to go

Standard bank sets record straight on financing Lamu

The fact that a major African bank refuses to fund this deadly plant sends a strong anti coal message amidst financiers increasing unease when funding coal globally. Any investment in coal is a disaster for the planet. Financiers are aware of the poor financial return of these projects, especially in

deCOALonize Photo Exhibition

A creative, visual storyteller and self-taught photographer born, raised and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Peter Ndung’u tells stories through his chosen medium and creative outlet of photography.  “Photography enables me to hone my craft, sharpen my eyes, pick up subtle visual nuances around me and share my stories through the

Kenya takes stand for Paris climate accord at UN General Assembly

The Cabinet Secretary was speaking in New York where she represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Delivering the country position address at the UN headquarters in New York during the UN General debate, Mohamed said climate change is disrupting the livelihoods of

Kenya’s most polluting coal plant could poison coastline

Kenya is one. Its coastline is a national asset for fisheries, tourism, a growing population and economic development. But Amu Coal – a consortium of Kenyan and Chinese energy and investment firms – is set to start building a coal plant on the only part that is untouched by industrial development. The plant is planned to

#DeCOALonise March in Nairobi

A group civil society organisations in Kenya, under the #deCOALonise banner, are marching this morning in Nairobi to deliver an open letter to Judy Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretariat at the Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources denouncing the coal development in Kenya, in relation to the proposed coal plant in Lamu

Kenya future lies in Green energy

Kenya has taken several steps towards a green economy and developed a strategy to consolidate, scale up and embed green energy growth initiatives in national development goals. The Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan provides the overall policy framework to facilitate a transition to a green economy and outlines the