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Interview: The Downside of Kenya’s Massive Development Project

Tell me about Lamu and the activists you spoke to. Lamu county is a beautiful, scenic tourist destination with long white beaches lined with palm trees and hotels and cafes catering to foreign and domestic tourists. The mostly-Muslim population earn their livelihood from fishing along the coast using small boats. The county has a vibrant civil society movement with many small but active community-based organizations. The activists are everyday people of Lamu. I spoke to activists who until recently were farming, fishing, or running small businesses but are now actively campaigning against many…

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