Communities in Kenya Demand Better Engagement on Geothermal Power Plant Project

By John Mwebe and Elias Jika

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A community elder speaks during a meeting with the Rapland comunity to discuss the findings of the community-based research process
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A community elder from Suswa Community notes that the castor oil plant (ricinus communis) has turned poisonous to grazing animals due to industrial waste from previous geothermal projects
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Excerpt for infographic summarizing research findings. See full infographic.

One community member shared, “Our community has not been considered as part of the affected communities. We have been left out in committee representation and any negotiations involving the communities and the company despite our village being within the project affected area.”

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Waste drilling water dumping site of Akiira Geothermal Limited’s drilling well in Rapland Community

International Accountability Project works to defend the rights, land and livelihoods of people threatened by destructive development projects.

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