Activists collecting signatures to rid historic town of motorcycles.
Lamu, a Unesco heritage site, is under threat from westernization.
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.
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.
Groups say the coal plant and Lapsset are a threat to the delicate Lamu marine environment.
Lamu Old Town under potential danger due to the advancement of Lapsset.
The court case highlighted that key environmental challenges were not adequately covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment…
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.
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.
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…
Campaigners want to stop the construction of a power station that would raise greenhouse gas emissions by 700%.
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 …
Curator speaks of “extensive decay and imminent collapse” of the buildings.
Its listing on the Unesco List is a major boost to Kenya’s western tourism circuit.
It was inaugurated as a World Heritage Site after a painstaking process that started in the 1980s…
However, other clans have opposed any changes to the site’s history records.
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…