Kenya: Kinangop halted after persistent unrest

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Issue 319 - 10 Mar 2016 | 4 minute read
Kinangop Wind Park (KWP) – owned by Norway’s Norfund and the African Infrastructure Investment Fund II, managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers – announced in February that development of its 60.8MW wind farm would “cease implementation” after nearly two years of delays due to persistent civil unrest ran down the funds available for the project. The pair had invested $66m in equity to cover project costs. In a statement, KWP said that local groups opposed to the project first caused construction to be halted in May 2014.

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