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Activists urge locals’ input in Turkana

27 March 2012, 11:06

Nairobi - Activists have described the historic discovery of oil in Turkana County as one that would develop this arid area of Kenya that has suffered marginalisation over the years, Capital News reports.

Lion Lepalo, Executive Director of Save Lake Turkana Project, a Non-Governmental Organisation that has championed opposition to a planned hydro power project that could strain water flow into Lake Victoria from River Omo, said on Monday that the discovery would benefit the locals in provision of social amenities.

Lepalo however cautioned the government to put in place strategies that would ensure community involvement as well as conserve the environment there.

- For more visit Capital News


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