Impacts of Covid-19 on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining: Case study Kilifi County Kenya

COVID-19: The Fate of Manganese Artisanal and Small Scale Miners in Kilifi The impacts of COVID-19 in the mining industry have been immediate and immense. The effects vary in magnitude from the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to large scale mining companies in Kenya. Whereas its implication was anticipated to be minimal at the start, the virus has put everyone in scare mode and mine development plans have in one

Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners Training and Land Rehabilitation Event in Kakamega

Artisanal Mining Training The Event It is always fulfilling to spend a day with the artisanal miners, the brave men and women who risk it all to recover the world’s most precious metal. On 12th and 13th December 2019, Kakamega Environmental and Beautification Community Based Organization (KECBO), successfully hosted artisanal miners training and a land rehabilitation event on artisanal mining sites in Rosterman area of Kakamega County in Kenya. The

Kenya Chamber of Mines Welcomes Board

Kenya Chamber of Mines has a change of board; the new board was elected into office on 5th April 2019 replacing the outgoing board that has been in-charge since March 2017. The Kenya Chamber of Mines (KCM), whose motto is “Supporting Mineral Industry Growth” is a Business Member Organization that represent the interests of players in the development of mineral sector of Kenya.  These include: miners/mining companies, prospectors and explorers,

KECBO Seeking to End Use of Mercury in Gold Recovery in Western Kenya

A community based organisation in Western Kenya is seeking to change the livelihood of thousands of gold artisanal miners in the region by empowering them to stop using mercury in gold recovery and adopt environmentally friendly processing methods. The Kakamega Environmental Conservation and Beautification Organization (KECBO), aims to ensure mercury free environment with sustainable gold recovery processes by building capacities and promoting safe mercury free extraction processes in western Kenya