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14 Aug 2018

Kenya: Report claims communities impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations not adequately consulted; includes company response & NGOs' rejoinder

A report by International Accountability Project (IAP) allege some members of the local community impacted by Akiira Geothermal's operations did not have access to information about the proposed project neither were they consulted. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Akiira Geothermal to respond to the allegations. Akiira Geothermal denied the allegations and said its stakeholder engagement plan is based on IFC standards. IAP further refuted the company's response, saying the claim of inadequate consultation was inconsistent with its findings from field research