Why Not Balala? We Have No Choice Either Way
For the past two months we have constantly been taken through the murky waters of the mining industry in Kenya. From the bribes to the dictatorial leadership at the helm of the ministry to allegations and their equal counters.
GOLD | Mineral Monday
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Current Legislative Framework on Mining
The Mining Act 1940 (chapter 306 of the Laws of Kenya) (the “Mining Act”) regulates all mining activities in Kenya. The Commissioner of Mines and Geology (the “Commissioner”), heads the Department of Mines and Geology and is responsible for overseeing mining research and policy as...
The Mining Bill 2013
The Mining Bill 2013 comes after months of vicious behind-the-scenes lobbying often pitting local mining interests against foreign miners. Being the first major review of the 1940 Mining Act, it comes with strict stipulations in an effort to safeguard interests of the citizens and Kenya.
Is Nairobi Sinking?
The current policy of Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company NWSC is to rely solely on surface water, but it is likely that the use of groundwater will in future be critical in providing adequate service levels for the growing urban population and as a strategic reserve...
Earth Science Misconceptions
Science is the objective accumulation and testing of facts - ignoring its social nature and emphasis on explanatory ideas (this is the way textbooks describe science and the way it is most often taught in secondary education classes).
History of Oil Exploration in Kenya
1954 In 1954, BP and Shell start exploring in Kenya in the Lamu Embayment. Drilling of first well occurred in 1960. None of the wells were fully evaluated or completed for production despite evidence of oil staining and untested zones with gas shows. 1975 In...