Lake Turkana Wind Power Project $700 Million taking shape nicely-Only 205 days remain

we complain about environmental noise but have boomboxes in our houses…at lunch time one cannot receive a call at the lower nyeri stage coz of two churches with mega sound systems and no one complains…

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Very informative. Watu wa kinangop hii hamkusomewa

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this statement has so many errors can’t even start correcting it…#facepalm

Za gospel zitaanza kushootiwa hapo. Hehe.

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The whole CBD is too noisy from hooting, stalls blaring music, makangas and hawkers’ yells. I wonder how people who work there manage.

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This is nice.

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Reading this is just warming my heart. Maendeleo in the face of madimoni ya Cartel.

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KFCB guys are hungry for work. They should deal with church noise. One of the ugliest thing about our towns.

Don’t leave us hanging. Point out the inaccuracies please.

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kitu ikiingiliwa na siasa all logic goes through the window…, hukuona wengine wakisema jamaa mwingine (name withheld on this thread) akisema bibi yako ako na mimba wewe jitayarishe kuzalisha

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African birds are stupid to an extent they can’t change their migratory routes if they are faced with danger.

Ule mluyhia wa posho mill is incurring far too much noise which can only be equated to diesel generators … these turbines just like airports can be fitted with arrestors.

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Kumbe huyu billionaire ako kila pahali.

Atie ata gathee?

:D:D:D:D:D:D

#Attenborough Jnr. Iko swali: Birds that breed in European wetlands but spend the winter months in Africa, are they ‘African birds’ or that only becomes the case if they die en route?

Inferiority complex zingine ni acute.

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zile za uzunguni zinajua kuhepa nyaya za umeme…:D:D:D:D:D#sadnessofinferioritycomplex

For starters Kengen have not been contracted to maintain any plant…
They are the owners…
for instance; kipevu3 a thermal power plant in mombasa, Kengen1 are the owners and they have in turn contracted Wartsila for the operation and maintenance of the plant…
same case for kipevu2; Aga Khan/tsavo power are the owners and they too have contracted Wartsila for the operation and maintenance of the plant…
both plants use Wartsila engines for power generation. Rabai, Gulf Power and iberafrica also use Wartsila engines…

will tell you later about the owners and shareholders of these companies and what really goes on behind the scenes

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http://www.nation.co.ke/business/Emergency-power-generation-earns-KenGen-Sh24-9m/-/996/2980290/-/dth3nj/-/index.html

By IMMACULATE KARAMBU

“Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) earned Sh24.9 million for managing the most expensive form of energy in the country during the year to June 30.
The revenue is disclosed in KenGen’s annual report for the period which also shows that the company earned Sh33.7 million for a similar activity last year. According to KenGen’s managing director Albert Mugo, the money was paid to KenGen for its role in assisting UK’s Aggreko, the licensed emergency power generator, acquire a licence and also procurement of fuel for emergency power generation on behalf of Aggreko.”

None of the Diesel power plants are wholly owned by one person or entity including Aggreko of UK and Tsavo of Aga Khan. Their parent company is registered in offshore islands under a cloud of secrecy. They in turn register a subsidiary here in Kenya. That local company own the plants. Lets start from the beginning. In 1997 Kenya experienced El Nino rains and had an election year. Kanu had spent big in campaigns and needed to recover the funds. President Moi, kulei and biwott needed a project they can recoup the funds. Kulei and Gichuru came up with a plan. Open the hydro power plants full of El nino water to great an artificial crisis of power. It was done in the pretext that the water levels were dangerously too high. When the nation suffered lack of enough transmission power the government announced plans to provide emergency diesel power plants to fill the gap. They had already registered the companies/partnership and had the contracts ready. World Bank even provided the loan. That’s how Iber africa (biwott), Aggreko (Moi/kulei), Tsavo (Aga Khan/Local partners some say Late Saitoti) started. When President Moi was to leave State House, he signed extension of all this contracts for a long time. Under President Kibaki Ken Gen started Kipevu, Rubai and Thika power were licenced under the same secretive subsidiaries companies registered here in Kenya but parent companies held in Trust by lawyers in Tax havens. When Jubilee took over President Uhuru started a campaign to first of all hook up all regions to power using Ketraco high power cables especially Nyanza and Coast. This was because those regions depended on the costly diesel plants while excess power was available here from Naivasha geo thermal plants. Secondly Kenya Power was tasked only to buy the least power from the diesel plants unless it was really necessary. At the moment geo thermal power has reached Kisumu after completion of Ketraco line there. Aggreko Muhoroni is packing up to leave. Coast is the last fight but for now diesel plants aren’t used at full capacity but on least demand from Kenya Power.

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this is a crappy post full of stale and mostly inaccurate information, seems like a walk back in history…
did you know 2 thermal power plants were commissioned in 2014 and 2015 respectively and their contract periods run for 20 years…
have you ever heard of something called capacity charge which basically means the plants get paid regardless of whether they run or not…