Kenya’s plan to build a coal-burning power plant on the doorstep of an historic island has sparked some of the country’s most intense environmental organizing in years, reports journalist Nanjala Nyabola. Activists say the plan, part of Kenya’s foreign-policy pivot to China, would devastate marine life and the economy of one of the East African nation’s most important tourist destinations. In response to their legal appeals, a judge granted a stay on the project, but its future remains unclear.
Research Article|September 01 2017
Cashing in on Coal: Kenya’s Unnecessary Power Plant
World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 69-75.
Nanjala Nyabola; Cashing in on Coal: Kenya’s Unnecessary Power Plant. World Policy Journal 1 September 2017; 34 (3): 69–75. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4280028
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