Boda bodas protest plan to eject them from Lamu Old Town; Cheti Praxides; The Star

Activists collecting signatures to rid historic town of motorcycles.

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Lamu activists collect signatures to get rid of boda boda operators; Cheti Praxides; The Star

Lamu, a Unesco heritage site, is under threat from westernization.

Source: Lamu activists collect signatures to get rid of boda boda operators

This is our home: Kenya islanders demand say in foreign-backed projects; The Peninsula

Armed with maps, activists on the tourist island of Lamu have managed to stall plans for Kenya’s first coal-powered plant as local communities become more vocal about rising numbers of foreign-backed projects on their doorsteps.

Source: This is our home: Kenya islanders demand say in foreign-backed projects

China meets resistance over Kenya coal plant, in test of its African ambitions; Jevans Nyabiage; SCMP

Beijing’s efforts to cut emissions domestically coincide with coal-financing ventures overseas that include a power plant in a Kenyan town whose Unesco World Heritage status is at stake.

Source: China meets resistance over Kenya coal plant, in test of its African ambitions

Coal plant a threat to Unesco’s World Heritage site; Fred Oluoch; The East African

Groups say the coal plant and Lapsset are a threat to the delicate Lamu marine environment.

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Why Unesco World Heritage committee is furious with Kenya; Gilbert Koech; The Star

Lamu Old Town under potential danger due to the advancement of Lapsset.

Source: Why Unesco World Heritage committee is furious with Kenya

Dispatches From The AIA – July 2019; Archaeological Institute of America

Source: Dispatches From The AIA – July 2019 – Archaeological Institute of America

Court stops construction of Kenya’s coal power plant. Here’s why; David Obura; The Conversation

The court case highlighted that key environmental challenges were not adequately covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment…

Source: Court stops construction of Kenya’s coal power plant. Here’s why

U.S. Ambassador Pushes Coal Plant On African World Heritage Site, Kenya Fights Back; James Ellsmore; Forbes

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A tribunal in Kenya has stopped plans for East Africa’s first coal-powered plant. The proposed project would have been built adjacent to the Lamu Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in the region, retaining its traditional functions.

Source: U.S. Ambassador Pushes Coal Plant On African World Heritage Site, Kenya Fights Back

Kenya halts Lamu coal power project at World Heritage Site; Nehanda Radio

Kenyan judges have halted plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Source: Kenya halts Lamu coal power project at World Heritage Site – Nehanda Radio

Planned coal plant blackens the mood in Kenya’s idyllic Lamu; Fran Blandy; AFP

In the Lamu archipelago, fishermen ply the channels between lush mangrove forests while life in an ancient Swahili town idles at the pace of the donkeys and boats which are the main means of transport. Life has changed little over the centuries in this part of Kenya’s north coast, however residents…

Source: Planned coal plant blackens the mood in Kenya’s idyllic Lamu

Kenyans protest bid to build East Africa’s first coal plant; AFP

Source: Kenyans protest bid to build East Africa’s first coal plant

Row over Kenya World Heritage site coal plant; Alastair Leithead; BBC

Campaigners want to stop the construction of a power station that would raise greenhouse gas emissions by 700%.

Source: Row over Kenya World Heritage site coal plant

New Kenyan sites on Heritage Lists; Nduta Waweru; Media Mex Network

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) recently included new inscriptions into the World Heritage List. From Kenya, the 16th  century settlement, Thimlich Ohinga was included based on three criteria: Criterion III, exceptional testimony to settlement traditions in the Lake Victoria Basin; Criterion IV, The settlements of Thimlich Ohinga provide an …

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Lamu’s historical sites ‘decaying fast’; Kalume Kazungu; Daily Nation

Curator speaks of “extensive decay and imminent collapse” of the buildings.

Source: Lamu’s historical sites ‘decaying fast’

Keeping ancient site pristine, safe; Fred Oluoch; The East African

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Its listing on the Unesco List is a major boost to Kenya’s western tourism circuit.

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Why Thim Lich Oinga hosted the World Heritage Sites celebration; Manuel Odeny; The Star

It was inaugurated as a World Heritage Site after a painstaking process that started in the 1980s…

Source: Why Thim Lich Oinga hosted the World Heritage Sites celebration

The scramble for Thim Lich Ohinga begins; Kevine Omollo; The Standard

However, other clans have opposed any changes to the site’s history records.

Source: The scramble for Thim Lich Ohinga begins : The Standard

History behind Kenya’s best heritage sites; Peter Muiruri; The Standard

If you are millennial, you may never know that in 1989, the then KANU government wanted to construct a 62-storey building to be known as the Kenya Tim…

Source: History behind Kenya’s best heritage sites : The Standard

AIA Site Preservation Grant Recipient Named World Heritage Site; AIA

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