Human Rights in Kenyas Extractive Sector: Exploring the Terrain

In the last ten years, Kenya has experienced an increase in investments in the oil, gas and mining sectors. In particular, the discovery of oil in Turkana County in 2012 has boosted Kenya's potential to become an oil and gas (O&G) producer. By current projections, Kenya will be an oil producer by 2020. Explorations are underway both onshore and offshore. After the discovery of valuable mineral sands in Kwale County and large deposits of coal in Kitui County, the Kenyan mining sector is experiencing similar growth. This will augment existing mining of industrial minerals and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) ? the latter of which is common in the coastal and western Kenya belts for gemstones and gold respectively.

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Categories: Africa, Kenya
Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business