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Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County, Kenya ...

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

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IMPACTS OF INSTREAM SAND HARVESTING ON WATER

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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ERIC - EJ1077385 - An Examination of the Nature of Sand ...

The objective was to examine the nature of sand harvesting conflicts and their influence on poverty alleviation initiatives in Makueni County. The study employed descriptive and historical designs. The study was guided by the Resource Curse and Poverty Theories. The study sample comprised of 420 sand harvesters and several key informants.

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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).

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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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Three buried alive, two seriously injured by landslide ...

Dec 19, 2017  This happened barely months after the Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana challenged the new County Assembly to review the Makueni sand harvesting and utilization Act, 2015 to regulate sand ...

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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

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Kenya's Sand Wars - Al Jazeera

Local Makueni farmer and activist Anthony Mua Kimeu talks about sand harvesting violence and the loss of water in the county. Kimeu believes the government "must come up with a clear solution, because here it's a matter of death and life".

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Impact of Sand Harvesting on Environment and Landuse in. ... Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County Kenya A man collects water on Kikuu River in Makueni During the dry season locals dig small wells in the sand like this one to gather water .

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MAKUENI COUNTY GwAZETTE S UPPLEMENT

2015 Makueni County Sand Conservation and Utilization No. 1 MAKUENI COUNTY SAND CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION ACT, 2015 ... "Sand harvesting", means the removal, extraction, harvesting or scooping of sand from sites; "Sand dealer" means any person(s) authorized to

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Makueni Executive calls for inter-county cooperation in ...

Jan 17, 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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Sand Harvesting Blamed for Paralysing Education - LitKenya

Mar 13, 2020  Continued sand harvesting has also contributed to the drying up rivers, forcing villagers to trek long distances looking for water. Two years ago, sand harvesting was banned in Makueni County, but the local authority had slackened, allowing the destructive business to resume.

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(PDF) An Examination of the Nature of Sand Harvesting ...

The objective was to examine the nature of sand harvesting conflicts and their influence on poverty alleviation initiatives in Makueni County. The study employed descriptive and historical designs.

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He Who Controls the Sand: Kenya's Mining 'Mafias ...

Mar 01, 2017  That was followed by the deadly retaliation on 20 December. And earlier this month, a Makueni County police officer was hacked to death by suspected sand miners. "The people harvesting the sand don't care about the environmental consequences. All they want is the sand

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Kibwana suspends acting Makueni sand Authority director ...

Nov 04, 2020  The Makueni sand harvesting and Conservation Authority was formed with a mandate to Supervise and coordinate all matters relating to sand conservation and utilization in the County, Promote the integration of sand related environmental consideration into development policies, plans, programmers, and projects, Ensure rehabilitation of the sand ...

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3 sand harvesters die after quarry collapses in Makueni ...

Dec 19, 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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Makueni Executive calls for inter-county cooperation in ...

Jan 17, 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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Makueni villagers in sand flood fears ahead of expected rains

Sep 22, 2020  Seven years ago, the Makueni county government enacted a law that criminalises wanton sand harvesting in rivers. That means most rivers are now filled with sand, a potential situation for sand ...

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Impact of Sand Harvesting on Environment and Landuse in. ... Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County Kenya A man collects water on Kikuu River in Makueni During the dry season locals dig small wells in the sand like this one to gather water .

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Governor Kibwana Collides with cartels over sand harvesting

Apr 21, 2013  Makueni County Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has found himself on a collision course with cartels controlling sand harvesting, after he issued a decree to ban the activity in Makueni.

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Forms - Government of Makueni County

Makueni County Sand Conservation and Utilization Authority. APPLICATION FOR HARVESTING AND TRANSPORTATION OF SAND. 1 file(s) 777.67 KB. Download . GENDER, CHILDREN, CULTURE AND SOCIAL SERVICES. Makueni County Data Collection Tool for

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Residents Force Makueni Deputy Governor to Phone Boss ...

Oct 11, 2020  Makueni Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau was forced to phone her boss Kivutha Kibwana to calm residents who demanded action over what they termed as wastage of resources. Mwau was speaking at a sand harvesting meeting in Nzaui, Makueni, accompanied by the County's Commissioner Mohamed Maalim, when residents asked to be addressed by the governor.

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Makueni County Archives - Kenya Monitor

Illegal sand harvesting rears its ugly head in Kasikeu, Makueni County The ugly face of illegal sand harvesting in Makueni County reared its head once again over the weekend after one person was killed and nine others seriously inj ...

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Third Sand harvesting Truck Torched as County Law Gathers ...

Dec 04, 2018  Just two days after 2 sand harvesting trucks were set on fire in NyaNyaa, Mbiuni, Mwala constituency, a third truck was torched at Nditha, Kabaa sublocation on Monday evening. This comes as locals get involved directly in the fight on illegal sand harvesting while the Machakos county law on sand harvesting and management remains unimplemented.

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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

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Makueni villagers in sand flood fears ahead of expected rains

Sep 22, 2020  Seven years ago, the Makueni county government enacted a law that criminalises wanton sand harvesting in rivers. That means most rivers are now filled with sand, a potential situation for sand ...

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Dune collapse kills Sand Harvesters in Makueni ...

Dec 19, 2017  Three sand harvesters have been buried alive after a dune collapsed at Kwa Muvai River in Makueni County. Two more harvesters were rescued from the debris and rushed for treatment. The accident occurred at 5am, according to Makueni County

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Kenya: Team Formed to Regulate Sand Harvesting

Aug 18, 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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The Sad Sand Business in Makueni - Kitui Online

Jun 21, 2015  Makueni: 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. Besides its effects on the environment, the business has led to an upsurge []

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Hard times for property developers as sand prices hit all ...

May 28, 2018  Workers harvesting sand in Makueni County. PHOTO FILE. Stricter regulations of sand harvesting in various counties have resulted in an unprecedented upsurge in the cost of the construction material leaving many small-scale property developers out of pocket.

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Instream sand harvesting and its impacts on water supply ...

Jul 05, 2021  Government of Kenya, Makueni district vision and strategy: 2005-2015. Kitetu J, Rowan J (1997) Integrated environmental assessment applied to river sand harvesting in Kenya. Patric CK, LeeN (1999) Sustainable development in a developing world—integrated socio-economic appraisal and environmental assessment.

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impacts sand mining kenya

Impact of Sand Harvesting on Environment and Landuse in. ... Sand mining and related violence in Makueni County Kenya A man collects water on Kikuu River in Makueni During the dry season locals dig small wells in the sand like this one to gather water .

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Climate Risk Profile Makueni County

The agricultural sector is an integral component of the economy of Makueni County. It employs approximately 78% of the ... crop farming, agroforestry, sand harvesting, charcoal burning, and brick making. The major livestock types found in the County include cattle, pig, sheep, goat, poultry and donkey. The major crops produced include

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He who controls the sand: the mining 'mafias' killing each ...

Feb 28, 2017  And earlier this month, a Makueni County police officer was hacked to death by suspected sand miners. “The people harvesting the sand don’t care about the environmental consequences. All they ...

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Petition for Suspension of the Government of Makueni ...

There has been a sand harvesting ban since June 2013 and we were hoping that the Makueni County Government would have acted in haste to rehabilitate our rivers and regulate the process of sand harvesting because we are also aware that if well conducted the sale of sand for commercial purposes could bring a lot of income for the people of ...

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Protocol for Evaluating Sand Dam Water Quality in Semi ...

This study was conducted in Makueni County to form a representation of other ASALs in Kenya. Makueni County was selected as the study area because; It is a county where sand dam technology adoption is high as compared to other ASALs within the country and there is no report on water quality from the sand dams.

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