NOC explores Oil in Shompole

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

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

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...
Kimwarer Sugutek community compensation trail

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]

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)...