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Sand Conservation and Utilization Authority Government

29/06/2019 Sand harvesting and trade gained popularity as a source of quick cash in Makueni and other arid and semi-arid areas that harbour high quality sand. With a rapidly growing construction industry in towns like Nairobi, Thika and Athi-river and the county’s proximity to these towns aided by the Nairobi Mombasa Highway increased sand harvesting from Makueni.

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An Examination of the Nature of Sand Harvesting Conflicts

The study population entailed all those people involved in sand harvesting in Makueni County. Kombo and Tromp (2006:77) define population as the entire group of persons or elements that have at least one thing in common. The population thus involved: key informants in the study namely sand brokers, sand transporters, private land owners bordering the rivers, Makueni County Commissioner, area

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Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County, Kenya

03/01/2018 KBC Channel 1, 2015. Sand harvesting has suddenly become a full time business in Makueni County, thanks to the ongoing construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. Young boys and girls are dropping out of school at an alarming rate to join the now lucrative trade. [click to view]

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Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County, Kenya

Makueni's residents are now divided between those protecting the sand and those harvesting it for money. In 2015, mining without a county government permit was banned, but illegal harvesters still come day and night. "The sand harvesters chase us so that when the lorries [trucks] come [we cannot] defend them from carrying the sand," Agnes

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IMPACTS OF INSTREAM SAND HARVESTING ON WATER SUPPLY,

This paper examines the impact of sand harvesting from rivers on the environment, water quality and quantity along Thwake River, Makueni County. Sand acts as a safe aquifer for water flowing below and through it. Removal of sand results in destruction of underground aquifers and loss of safe water.

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The Sad Sand Affair of Makueni (PT1) YouTube

21/06/2015 Sand harvesting has suddenly become a full time business in Makueni County, thanks to the ongoing construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. Young boys and

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Sand harvesting, the killer 'gold' mine in Machakos, Makueni

In the last few years however, the demand for sand in Nairobi has turned the resource into white gold. Cartels have descended on not only Kwa Ndolo but also...

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF NATURAL

The study population entailed all those people involved in sand harvesting in Makueni County. Kombo and Tromp (2006:77) define population as the entire group of persons or elements that have at least one thing in common. The population thus involved: key informants in the study namely sand brokers, sand transporters, private land owners bordering the rivers, Makueni County . ISSN: 2411-5681

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(DOC) SAND HARVESTING ISSUES IN LOWER EASTERN muendi

However the increased demand for sand, coupled with the depletion of the sand resources in Machakos, has led to the commercial sand harvesting activities spreading into the other Counties in Lower Eastern, namely Makueni and Kitui. Therefore Machakos, Makueni and Kitui Counties, whose rivers have sand deposits, are experiencing a multiplicity of social, economic and environmental challenges

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Makuen Sand taskforce Home Facebook

Makuen Sand taskforce. 55 likes. to collect information form the public on sand harvesting in Makueni County to assit ion Making Decisions on sustainable utilization of sand resource.

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Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County, Kenya

Makueni's residents are now divided between those protecting the sand and those harvesting it for money. In 2015, mining without a county government permit was banned, but illegal harvesters still come day and night. "The sand harvesters chase us so that when the lorries [trucks] come [we cannot] defend them from carrying the sand

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ERIC EJ1077385 An Examination of the Nature of Sand

The study findings established that sand harvesting in Makueni County has been linked to violent conflicts which left many people either maimed, killed or without their property. These had increased poverty levels in the County. The study therefore recommends for establishment of appropriate institutions to mitigate on the conflicts in order to ensure that sand harvesting provides contributes

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Sand harvesting, the killer 'gold' mine in Machakos, Makueni

In the last few years however, the demand for sand in Nairobi has turned the resource into white gold. Cartels have descended on not only Kwa Ndolo but also...

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Review of Rainwater Harvesting Technologies in Makueni

Sand/sub-surface dams require relatively low capital costs, labour and minimal maintenance costs and 43 Rainwater Harvesting Technologies in Makueni County, Kenya can last for many years. Records indicate that there are about 118 sand dams in Makueni County (Makueni CIDP, 2013). Some of these dams include; The Matiani Sand dam; which was built in September 2011 funded by Water Services

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EYE FOR EYE IN MAKUENI AS SAND CARTELS BATTLE WITH

19/09/2017 Sand resource has provided a battle field between enforcement officers and sand harvesting cartels in Makueni county over time. Sand is backbone in rural agriculture ventures in arid and semi arid areas. Sand forms in slow processes in many years but is often extracted very fast it accumulates in river beds following erosion from upstream. Sand is harvested and is used in the

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Two lorry drivers dead as rival sand harvesters clash in

21/12/2016 Two lorry drivers were burnt to death during clashes over sand harvesting at Kasikeu, Makueni county. Another victim is fighting for his life at a Hospital w...

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sand mining and harvesting in kenya

Sand Harvesting in Makueni County photo:nation.co.ke . Residents of Matiliku, Makueni County have raised concern over the rampant sand harvesting in Kikuo river. Inquire Now; STRUCTURAL INTERFERENCE AND SEDIMENTS . structural interference and sediments imbalance along the sandy beaches due to sand harvesting in siaya county,kenya. submitted by: zakayo ojwaka odiyo . Inquire Now; Sand

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Kenya's Sand Wars Al Jazeera

Kilome, Makueni county, Kenya On an early evening in February, in the quiet trading centre of Mangala, a mob of young men attacked a police officer named Geoffrey Kasyoki. They crushed his head, shot him with poisoned arrows, slashed him with machetes and pierced his eyes. They murdered him for one reason: sand. The 38-year-old father of two had been fighting against illegal sand

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Makueni Mbaitu Foundation

Other economic activities include sand harvesting, harvesting of limestone, granite, gypsum, and Quartz in the Kibwezi constituency. Value addition, trade, and commercialization are still at very low levels within Makueni County. However, the County Government of Makueni is focusing on the establishment of different projects to improve economic activities within the county.

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Makueni Executive calls for inter-county cooperation in

17/01/2018 BY MUNYASYA MUSYA. Makueni, January 17, 2017, Kitui Governor’s Press: Makueni County Executive for Water, Irrigation, Natural Resources, Environmentand Climate Change Managrment Mr Robert Kisyula has called for an inter-county synergy to deal with sustainable sand harvesting and environmental conservation in order to tackle the challenges of climate change.

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Curfew Crippling War Against Illegal Sand Harvesting in

Sand harvesting in Makueni County is slowly getting back following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country. Sand harvesters in the county have taken advantage of the dust-to-dawn curfew imposed by the government countrywide in a move to stop the spread of the virus. Illegal sand harvesting in the county had started creeping following the county government measures to curb the vise. The Makueni

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ERIC EJ1077385 An Examination of the Nature of Sand

The study findings established that sand harvesting in Makueni County has been linked to violent conflicts which left many people either maimed, killed or without their property. These had increased poverty levels in the County. The study therefore recommends for establishment of appropriate institutions to mitigate on the conflicts in order to ensure that sand harvesting provides contributes

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sand mining and harvesting in kenya

Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County, Kenya. Residents are divided between those protecting the sand and those harvesting it for money. Mining without a permit is banned, but illegal harvesters come day and night in Kenya's sand mining boom. Factors Affecting Sand Harvesting in Machakos County, Kenya. MPF Mining Policy Framework NSHG National Sand Harvesting Guidelines, 2008 Sand

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sand mining and harvesting in kenya

Sand Harvesting in Makueni County photo:nation.co.ke . Residents of Matiliku, Makueni County have raised concern over the rampant sand harvesting in Kikuo river. Inquire Now; STRUCTURAL INTERFERENCE AND SEDIMENTS . structural interference and sediments imbalance along the sandy beaches due to sand harvesting in siaya county,kenya. submitted by: zakayo ojwaka odiyo . Inquire Now; Sand

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3 sand harvesters die after quarry collapses in Makueni

19/12/2017 3 sand harvesters die after quarry collapses in Makueni. MAKUENI, Kenya, Dec 19 Three people died Tuesday morning while harvesting sand at Kwa Muvai River in Kilome, Makueni County. According to Mukaa Police Chief Charles Muthui, a rescue operation was launched and two people were rescued before being rushed to hospital.

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Two lorry drivers dead as rival sand harvesters clash in

21/12/2016 Two lorry drivers were burnt to death during clashes over sand harvesting at Kasikeu, Makueni county. Another victim is fighting for his life at a Hospital w...

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Kenya: Team Formed to Regulate Sand Harvesting

18/08/2016 Makueni County government officials on Friday met with representatives of sand harvesters to iron out conservation issues and regulated the trade following weeks of antagonism. The meeting took place at a hotel in Wote town bring together county officials, members of a local conservation agency and representatives of sand harvesters.

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Makueni County Sand Conservation and Utilization Act, 2015

The object and purpose of this Act is to provide a legal framework for sand utilization, i.e. the removal, extraction, harvesting or scooping of sand from sites. It establishes the Makueni County Sand Conservation and Utilization Authority and defines its functions and powers. It also establishes a County Sand Conservation Fund and requires the Authority to establish

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Makueni Mbaitu Foundation

Other economic activities include sand harvesting, harvesting of limestone, granite, gypsum, and Quartz in the Kibwezi constituency. Value addition, trade, and commercialization are still at very low levels within Makueni County. However, the County Government of Makueni is focusing on the establishment of different projects to improve economic activities within the county.

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Makueni Executive calls for inter-county cooperation in

17/01/2018 BY MUNYASYA MUSYA. Makueni, January 17, 2017, Kitui Governor’s Press: Makueni County Executive for Water, Irrigation, Natural Resources, Environmentand Climate Change Managrment Mr Robert Kisyula has called for an inter-county synergy to deal with sustainable sand harvesting and environmental conservation in order to tackle the challenges of climate change.

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