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Sh9 billion Lamu project feud

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 00:00 -- BY MAUREEN MUDI

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company
Limited (Ketraco), has moved in to settle the dispute pitting a contractor it
has hired and residents of Witu over payment on an electricity program. Ketraco officials yesterday flew
to Lamu to quell the tension that has threatened to further delay the 
Sh9 billion project, which is set to provide electricity up
to Hindi, Magogoni, where the proposed Lamu port will be constructed.

The head of communications at Ketraco, Raphael Mworia, said officers had been sent
to the ground from Nairobi, to acertain where the problem begun. “The Rabai-Malindi-Garsen-Lamu project is going to take high voltage
transmission power to Lamu, since it is not connected to the national grid, the
problem being experienced between the contractor and residents should end,” said
Mworia