A Coal-Fired Power Plant in Lamu? 


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.

(Obviously, the scale of my superimposed chimney is off but hope you get the point) #paradiselost #unesco #lamu #paradise #stopcoal #coal #kenya #china @unescoworldheritage @unescoworldheritagesites