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Kitui residents and leaders threaten to disrupt coal mining

Source: Kenya News Agency Extraction of coal deposits worth billions of shillings in Kitui County may face delays with local residents and leaders demanding more consultations to iron out sticking issues. Both leaders and residents are in agreement that the process is being rushed and

Come to our aid, Mui Coal belt locals tell leader

Source: The Star By MUSEMBI NZENGU RESIDENTS of Blocks C and D on Mui Coal Basin in Kitui county have accused elected leaders of abandoning in the wake of possible eviction before the start of coal mining. They have called on Senator David Musila, area

Chinese firm to invest $500m to mine coal in Kenya

Source: The East African In Summary Chinese firm has formed a joint venture with locally owned Great Lakes Corporation to form Fenxi Mui Mining Corporation and estimates 2016 as the earliest date that mining of coal could start. Chinese mining firm Fenxi plans to invest

Leaders elect to dialogue for truce in Kitui coal impasse

Source: Daily Nation Government plans to establish a coal-fired power plant in Lamu County have caused unease among Kitui County leaders as controversy over the region’s coal mining project rages. The leaders are worried that the proposed Sh3.5-billion power plant in Lamu will sidestep the

Mui coal plant row goes out of court

Source: The East African In Summary The community wants better compensation terms for their land, and direct revenue benefits for the Kitui County government. The Mui Coal Power Plant is expected to generate about 960MW of electricity, according to the Energy Ministry. Kenya has offered