Coal Power plant has been the talk of town for the longest time due to its environmental destruction’s including health issues and so many others, Save Lamu has been doing advocacy meetings to educate the public on the negative impacts of coal.
Said Salim and Anab Mohammed, Natural Justice addressing Mokowe residents
Save Lamu organization together with Natural Justice took it to the town of Mokowe, to educate the residents on the impacts of the proposed coal power plant set to be constructed in Lamu and also on the importance of Knowing their rights in accordance to the constitution of Kenya voted in 2010 which clearly states that every Kenyan has the right to information.
” We Educate communities on requisite law on governing the coal plant project, through land act 2012, environmental management and coordination act 2015, access to information act 2016 and fair administrative act 2015 ”, said Saeed Salim an environmentalist from Natural Justice, Mr Salim went ahead and mentioned some of the articles in the constitution from article 42 which states that every Kenyan has the right to clean and healthy environment article 70 which clearly states Enforcement of Environmental rights, article 47 which speaks on Fair administrative action, article 10 (2) (a) however states on National values and principles of governance and lastly article 69 (1) (a)(d) and (2) which clearly states obligations in respect of the environment.
Saeed Salim and Anab Mohammed however referred to article 35 of the constitution of Kenya which states that every Kenyan has the right to;
- access information held by the state and
- information held by another person and required for the exercise or protection of any rights or fundamental freedom
- every person has the right to the correction or deletion of untrue or misleading information that affects the person
- The state shall publish and publicise any important information affecting the nation
” Every citizen has a right to get information from any office which aims at protecting a Kenyan citizen whether private or public facility ” said Anab Mohammed an environmentalist from Natural Justice during the training held at Mokowe town, Anab however added by saying that we have different laws that protect us as Kenyans from Forest Law, Marine Law, Land Laws among many others.