Munya backs Ksh 6.9 billion Meru wind power plant


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Anti-graft body disrespectful of people’s privacy – Munya

Meru Governor, Peter Munya, has thrown his weight behind the construction of a Ksh 6.9 billion wind-power plant in Meru County.

Addressing residents of Lailuba in Tigania East Sub County, Munya said that he has already assented to a motion seeking to compensate residents whose pieces fall on the proposed land for the project.

The governor further indicated that there is need for dialogue adding that proper procedures should be followed and all stakeholders engaged, which will include the appointment of a committee.

Munya was also keen to note that land adjudication should be done and public amenities like schools be removed from the project and the rest of the land be demarcated and if anyone is left out, they can appeal so that they can be included.

Munya insisted that the process be transparent and accountable and Kengen should involve the county government as it is the trustee of the land.

Munya had earlier on filed a petition stopping the demarcation process demanding that an all-inclusive team be constituted and landowners be given a two-week notice.

The first phase of the 400 MW plant is to be built on 18,700 acres in Tigania East but construction has been delayed due to land disputes.

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