In 2017? If it goes through it will be the first in East Africa.
A consortium of Kenyan and Chinese companies is proposing to construct a 1,050 MW coal-fire power plant, only 13 miles from Lamu town. A mega-port now under construction is bad enough but nowhere as degrading to the environment and livelihoods as a coal fired power plant. If it materializes Lamu town risks losing its UNESCO world heritage status.
I asked a former county commissioner to tell me something positive about the coal-power fire plant. He said Kenyans and tourists from abroad will come far and wide to marvel at the 400 meter high chimney, the tallest structure in East Africa.