Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kenya: 260 MW Olkaria Geothermal Project Gets Local Backing

Maasai elders now welcome KenGen project in Olkaria (The Star, Kenya)

Maasai elders, who for two months have opposed KenGen’s multibillion-shilling geothermal projects in and around Olkaria in Naivasha, now support them.

After many demonstrations and finger-pointing, the elders have backed the Stakeholders’ Coordination Committee that will oversee the work.

Last week, the elders said they will end the differences between two rival groups over control of the committee.Their spokesman Lila ole Mututwa said the committee in charge of the new 260 MW geothermal project has the interests of the community at heart.