The generation of 17 megawatts from Olkaria in Naivasha in Kenya hangs in the balance after local leaders and conservationists threatened to go to court to stop the project.
They are protesting against the massive destruction of trees where the proposed power line will be situated. Andrew Koisamou from the Civil Society Forum said tree-felling started two weeks ago. "As much as we need power for development we should also consider the impact on the environment," he said in Naivasha’s Business Daily.
However, Kenya Power area manager David Mugambi says all relevant government agencies, including Nema and the county government, have approved the felling..