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Power to Africa Volume 3: Kenya – Part 2

we examine the main challenges of investing in the power industry in Kenya before reviewing the opportunities that are also available to investors. Challenges Power Infrastructure Kenya’s demand for electricity should rise at an annual average of 7.9% over the next decade. Despite Kenya’s positive economic outlook, steady growth (5-7%

CS Environment, Prof Judi Wakhungu says Coal isn’t Clean

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Regional Development, Prof. Judi Wakhungu stated that coal isn’t clean contrary to previous government position and claims by the project proponents, Amu Power. Those arguing against environmentalists opposing the projects have always maintained that the project will use clean coal technologies which will keep the environment

Political economy of Lamu coal plant and why we don’t need it

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence,” said John Adams, the second President of the United States. Do we need a 1,000MW coal power plant? Our installed electricity generating capacity

Coal plant hearing stalls for second time

Hearings on the controversial Lamu coal plant have failed to take off again after two members of the National Environment Tribunal failed to show up. Local conservation group Save Lamu has opposed the issuance of a licence by Nema for the Sh210 billion coal-based plant to be built in Lamu.

We have adjustments to make on spending on projects

Inevitably the pomp and chest-thumping of the launch of the standard gauge railway must give way to the reality of running it, and, of course, paying for its various costs. It is, therefore, a good time to reflect on a few of the facts and figures regarding the cost and,

Local NGO demands full exposure of the proposed Lamu Coal Plant

Kenyans for Justice and Development (KEJUDE) Trust, a legal trust incorporated in Kenya and founded on republican principles, was set up with the purpose of promoting democratic governance, economic development, and prosperity. We are reliably informed that Amu Power Company intends to build, on a build-own-operate model, a 1,050 MW

Social Media Graphics

Please feel free to use our repository of developed graphics to share on social media, update your profiles, and spread the word about our cause. Social Media Avatars and Icons Media Quotes A repository of quotes, called “Speak out!“made from local community members, politicians, academics, and other professionals speaking about coal