[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Judge stops Kinangop wind power project  

Credit:  By MAUREEN KAKAH, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, nation.co.ke ~~

The High Court has temporarily halted a Sh13 billion wind power project meant to generate electricity in Kinangop.

Justice Munyao Sila issued the orders stopping the implementation of the 60MW Wind Park Power Project after 10 residents living in the area went to court.

They have sued three companies involved with the project, the National Environment Management Authority (Nema), the Energy ministry, the county governments of Nakuru and Nyandarua and the Inspector-General of Police and the Attorney-General.

The residents alleged that the land for the project had been fraudulently acquired, the initiative did not meet international standards and that no environmental impact assessment had been done hence the project poses a health hazard.

They claimed that the project’s approval has compromised the Energy ministry, the two county governments and the IG.

They also claimed that the three companies – Afolus Kenya Limited, Kinangop Wind Park Limited and Kinangop Wind Park Lease Limited – were using violence and blackmail to forcibly persuade them to accept the project.

The judge ordered that the project be halted as well as a decision by Nyandarua County Commissioner summoning one of the residents over the project.

Source:  By MAUREEN KAKAH, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, nation.co.ke

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.