Why Nakuru locals are up in arms against the Menengai geothermal project

More than 500 people living in Rongai and Subukia Sub Counties in Nakuru County have raised their concerns over the ongoing Menengai Geothermal Project plan taking place at Menengai crater.

The locals say the project has been running without any public participation as required by the law adding that the project is posing environmental and health risk.

Speaking during a public participation programme at Olrongai Nakuru County the residents further showed discontent in how the Development Company is handling the matter after they failed to appear for the public participation meeting on grounds that the meeting was a security threat.

The residents now want the ministry of energy to intervene in the matter saying what they want is to have an open discussion with them instead of going to court and seeking an injunction which will stop the project itself.

PHOTO/Standard: Menengai geothermal project.

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