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Why Lamu power project is being scrutinized

Besides politics, never before has a matter elicited so much emotion and opposition in the county as the proposed 1050MW initiative. Locals and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have petitioned the Government to stop the construction of the Lamu coal plant, citing harmful environmental effects. The power plant, which will be located at Kwasasi, Lamu County, some 21km from Lamu town, will be operated by a private company, Amu Power, which is owned by two Kenyan companies; Gulf Energy and Centum.
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