How it looks to live near mining sites – Kwale

Gemstones, titanium, silica sand, rare earth elements, lead, copper, zinc, barite, coal and limestone are among the gazetted minerals found in Msambweni, Matuga, Lunga Lunga and Kinango constituencies of Kwale County. Kwale is well endowed with minerals, that is not...

Irony as dry Turkana is sitting on two water aquifers

A lot has been written about the situation of Turkana; the climate and high poverty levels, which am in agreement with. What caught my attention this time, is the story on the two aquifers lying below Turkana’s land surface. Two aquifers were discovered in the...

Water as the main ingredient for oil drilling?

Isn’t it interesting that they say oil and water don’t just mix? You will be surprised to know of the role of water in oil drilling or extraction, but first let’s give this discussion a foundation. Turkana is known to be among the dry regions in Kenya. It has had...

Forced eviction and demolitions a trend?

According to the Kenya Vision 2030, infrastructure sector is one of the foundations of the pillars expected to provide cost effective world class facilities and services. To achieve this, several factors have to be put into consideration in order to start the process....

Urgent call for intervention in oil-rich area

Since oil was discovered in Turkana in 2012, new conflicts have developed. Conflicts have initially existed between the Turkana and Pokot communities, over border regions. But with the discovery of oil, residents have developed unrealistically high expectations that...

Lamu residents chocking on land struggles

According to previous reports, land conflicts in Lamu stem way back to the 1900s when land was listed as government land (now public land). The county population stands at 112,252 persons composed of 58,641 males and 53,611 females as projected in 2012. This includes...

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