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Political intrigues stall coal mining project in Kitui County

Source: The East African Three years after the signing of a concession agreement to award a Chinese firm exclusive rights to mine coal in Kitui County’s Mui basin, the investor curiously went quiet, leaving residents and their leaders baffled. On numerous occasions since the signing of the contract between the

Kitui wants details of Mui coal project

Source: The Star KITUI residents complain they are in the dark about the status of the coal mining project in blocks C and D in the Mui Basin. Coal exploration is being done on four blocks: A, B, C and D. Speaking at Mathuki AIC on Friday, the residents said

Coal mining disrupts people’s livelihoods in Mui Basin, Kenya

A joint publication on plans for coal mining in Mui Basin, Kitui County. “To progress towards the targets of its ‘Vision 2030’ development program, the Kenyan government is keen to tap any energy source available in the country. A coal mining concession awarded to a Chinese company is threatening the livelihoods of

Kenya eyes domestic gas, coal for new power plants

Source: Reuters LAKE TURKANA, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya aims to decide by the end of 2015 whether a gas discovery in the north of the country could fuel a power plant and wants to start using its own coal in about six years’ time for a power station being built,

Coal mining to await signing of new benefits

Source: Daily Nation Exploitation of coal deposits in parts of the Mui Basin in Kitui County will not start until an additional part to the deal is signed and effected. Blocks C and D liaison committee chairman Eric Mutua told residents that mining of coal will only begin after issues

Rapid Assessment Of The Extractive Industry Sector In Kitui County

The overall goal of this study was to gain abetter understanding of the institutional context,livelihood systems, stakeholder dynamics and the potential impacts or benefits of extractive operationsat the community level in Kitui County. The study was designed to achieve at least five interrelated specific objectives: 1.To have a social baseline

Three firms prequalified for Kitui coal mine

Source: Daily Nation In Summary Ministry says it received and evaluated four submissions to determine which firms qualify to proceed to the Request for Proposals (RFP) which is the next stage in the procurement process. The Mui Basin Coal Block includes two blocks comprising of the Zombe-Kabati block and Mutitu-Itiku

Kitui County residents mobilize for proposed coal mining project

Source: Coastweek by Joy Nabukewa KITUI (Xinhua) — A massive drive to mobilize residents of Kitui County in eastern Kenya into a saving and co- operative society is underway as the community seeks to increase their stake in the lucrative coal mining project. If successful, the ambitious plan to mobilize

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 may end up disadvantaging them