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A Kenyan environmental tribunal has halted a license for a planned coal power plant in Lamu, and requested the developers to submit a fresh environmental study after having consulted the surrounding residents.

Environmental activists and local communities welcomed the ruling considering that they had repeatedly argued the coal plant would have multiple adverse effects.

This ruling contradicts a statement made by Cabinet Secretary, Charles Keter, who assured that the coal project would incorporate the latest technologies to avoid adverse environmental effects.

Read more here: Keter sets record straight on Lamu coal power plant

Watch the clip below: Ruling read by chairman Mohamed Balala