“We’ll be like a museum”: Lamu locals fear huge regional infrastructure plan; Nick Young; African Arguments

The multi-billion-dollar LAPSSET project promises to transform Kenya — including the oldest Swahili settlement on the African coast. This is the first part in a series looking into the effects of LAPSSET on local communities along its proposed route in: Lamu, Garissa, and Turkana. Along Manda Bay, the mangrove-lined lagoon on Kenya’s coast, a Chinese dredger scoops up millions of tons of sand and coral. Near the shore, a piledriver hammers huge pillars into the sea bed to anchor an 800-metre causeway where huge container ships will one day dock. This deep-water port is the first phase of an ambitious scheme […]

Source: “We’ll be like a museum”: Lamu locals fear huge regional infrastructure plan – African Arguments

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