In July schoolchildren around Lake Turkana
were reported skipping classes to make money by fishing.
The Lake Turkana
Wind Power project is made up of 365 turbines, each having a capacity of 850 kilowatts.
Wind Power Ltd chairman, Mr Mugo Kibati, has said developing the manufacturing sector is key in ensuring that the ordinary mwananchi enjoys lower power costs.SH70 BILLION"There are contracts between the investors and the government which must be honoured, because it's a huge investment and there is only one buyer Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)," said Mr Kibati during the commissioning of the Sh70 billion project and the Sh28 billion Loiyangalani-Suswa high-voltage power transmission line in Marsabit County.
In a statement, Kenya's National Police said, "Last evening at about 8pm, a helicopter crashed at Central Island National Park in Lake Turkana
, killing all of its five occupants.
Magonga's chopper went off the radar while it was flying near Lake Turkana
, (https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/37503-rutos-chopper-crashes-turkana-pilot-dies) according to one of his relatives, Richard Onyonka , a lawmaker from Kitutu Chache South.
Additionally, newcomers and locals faced a difficult environmental situation, as annual rainfall decreased during this period and Lake Turkana
shrunk by as much as fifty percent.
Summary: The Lake Turkana
Wind Power project offers Kenya national benefits but faces opposition from the local community.
It includes $3.3 billion capital value portfolio of assets, including the Kpone Independent Power Project in Ghana, Azura Edo in Nigeria and Lake Turkana
Wind Power in Kenya.
The Lake Turkana
Wind Power (LTWP) project is both the largest single wind power project in Africa and the largest single private investment in Kenya's history.
At the same time, the Lake Turkana
Wind Power Project, supported largely by the Bank, received the Ai Power Deal of the Year Award.
According to experts, the dam project threatens Lake Turkana
-- the world's largest permanent desert lake -- and disaster for the 300,000 people from tribes living along its shores.