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23 Jan 2015

James Kariuki, Daily Nation (Kenya)

Kenya: Local community seeks to stop Geothermal Development Company from geothermal exploration; includes company's comments

"Group seeks to stop power project over compensation"

A group of Maasai community members has moved to court seeking to stop geothermal exploration in Naivasha claiming they have been excluded from compensation talks...

GDC legal officer Praxedes Saisi told court that Kenya’s plan for cheaper power for people and young industries is now in jeopardy because of the suit. She said the company had identified a part of the 75,769-acre land where it plans to resettle the people. “We have built 154 houses, a school, three churches and a police post at Olosinyat,” she said.