Lake Turkana Wind Power case to resume on Monday

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A Turkana herdsboy near turbines at the Lake Turkana Wind Power project in Loiyangalani.

The hearing of the Sh70 billion Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) case which has been pending in court for five year resumes today, coming five months after it stalled when judges disqualified themselves from the matter.

A new three-judge bench consisting of Justices Peter Muchoki Njoroge of Chuka law courts, Yuvinalis Angima based at Meru law courts and Grace Kemei of Murang’a said they intend to hear the matter from Monday to Thursday.

The case pitting Kenya’s largest private sector project against a section of Marsabit County residents had stalled in July when Justices Boaz Olao, Enock Cherono and Lucy Mbugua recused themselves after a lawyer questioned their impartiality and allegedly used “intemperate language and disparaging remarks”.

While fixing the hearing dates, Justice Njoroge observed that the matter has registered 39 appearances, out of which, only 13 recorded actual hearing while the remaining were either for mentions or to deliver rulings on some applications.

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The judges also agreed to reverse a decision to kick out all members of the public made by previous judges after an interpreter said she had been threatened.

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