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Coal mining in Kitui yet to start 5 years after deal was signed

Kitui is perceived as one of the richest counties in Kenya, owing to its immense wealth of large mineral deposits.

Among the minerals which the county boasts of is coal, whose discovery in the Mui coal basin several decades ago was a major milestone in positioning the region as one with a big potential in wealth creation in Kenya.

According to expert reports, alongside large deposits of coal, in Mui basin are also significant amounts of iron ore as well as some traces of copper.

With all these, Kitui County, under the new leadership of Governor Charity Ngilu, is expected to benefit a lot from the huge mineral deposits it is endowed with.


However, since the signing of the benefit sharing agreement (BSA) between Kitui leaders and the Chinese firm, Fenxi Industry Mining Company (FIMC), which was contracted to mine coal way back in 2014, very little has happened in Mui five years down the line. Read original article here