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Why Google is opting out of Kenyan wind plant investment

PUBLISHED: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:57:01 GMT

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Google has cancelled plans to buy a 12.5 per cent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm after delays to the project. The 310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya was initially set for completion 2017, after which Google had committed to buy the stake from Danish wind turbine maker Vestas. Also the country set up two new facilities to test for the coronavirus. Initially, all samples taken from individuals suspected to have the virus were sent to South Africa. Rodney Omukhulu, Assistant Investments Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.


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