NOC explores Oil in Shompole

Shompole is a beautiful pastoralist area around one and half hours’ drive south of Nairobi, Kenya. Shompole has a vast array of largely unspoiled natural resources including forests, grassy plains, the Ewaso Nyiro River, unique volcanic landscapes including alkaline...

Controversy as tests show no gas in Kipeto

News had previously emerged from Kipeto, a location in Kajiado County that some hydrologists had come across a ‘reservoir’ that contained an oduorless gas. The gas upon lighting caught fire, leading to suspicion that it was natural gas. The hydrologists were from a...

Artisanal marble mining in Kajiado

Brief introduction Marble is a rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals. In geology the term "marble" refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and...

Kimwarer Sugutek community compensation trail

In 1973 about 1400 families living Kerio valley, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Keiyo South, were rendered landless, when the Government set apart 9070 acres of their ancestral land to pave way for Fluorspar Mining,  upon which the Government would give them full, just and...

The dangers of fluorspar [CaF2]

Flourite or flouspar is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, a commodity chemical used to produce a wide range of materials. This case study, conducted by Coast Rights Forum (CRF) in collaboration with KeNRA, highlights the impact of the Kenya Fluorspar Company (KFC)...

Kenya’s forest cover

By Regina Kimanzi From an international view, Kenya is a low forest cover country considering that it has less than 10 per cent of total land area classified as forest as recommended by the United Nations.The country’s  forest cover is now said to be at 7% having...

Zinduka Open House Forum, KENYA

Ahead of the 2017 Zinduka festival to be held in Uganda later in November this year, participants from different organisations held an open house forum bringing together ideas on East African community integration, among them  how to make anticipated event successful....

Anti-Coal campaign in Lamu

Environmentalist and activists in Kenya are at loggerheads with the government over the construction of Sh2billion dollars coal project in Lamu. The project was launched in 2013 with a view of injecting 5000MW of power to the national grid which stands at 3000MW...

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