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A Success Story in Community Organising

By Joseph Kata Munyoki Residents of Mui Basin blocks A,B,C & D met at Mutitu playing ground in Kitui County to discuss formation of CBOs to articulate their opposition to coal mining in Kitui County. KIMUMA CBO for Mutitu, Zombe Together as One CBO, a women CBO and Mui Community

Women for Women: harrowing realities from Kitui coal Basin

“When people rise, power changes hands. Instead of the governments imposing projects on us as local communities, they will resort to consultations before investing on mega projects. Also, power in the hands of the locals will enhance community ownership in any project which has an adverse impact on their lives.”

Women step up fight for land destined for Mui’s coal mine

When the Kenyan government announced five years ago that coal deposits had been found in the Mui Basin, a land of rolling hills and pristine forests east of Nairobi, local farmers hoped the discovery would help transform their livelihoods. But as villagers prepare to leave their loamy, fertile soils to

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

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