Kenya is growing and living an energy sector expansion. Projects are booming over the country to feed the power needs. Yet, indigenous peoples and their ancestral land are at the core of this expansion and it remains yet to be seen how their rights will fit into this picture.
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Although the communities affected by the Olkaria and Turkana projects understand that the country needs development, they would have liked to be treated better. Mali Ole Kaunga, a Kenyan indigenous expert says respect of collective land and profit sharing are key to improving the situation. “You need to tell me [an indigenous person] why you need my land, what my role will be and what’s my future involvement in that land”.
The future of a wind project in Kinangop, Nyandarua counties remained unclear after residents held protests claiming they had been misinformed about it. One person was reported to have died and several others injured during the protests. And as Andrew Ochieng' reported, residents were divided over the project.