Western leaders question mining deal with Acacia

Gold miners search for gold at Lirhembe in Ikolomani, Kakamega in 2011. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • MP Agoi requested for a detailed explanation of the deal from Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes.
  • The legislator has also questioned the criteria that was used in identifying and awarding the firm the rights to prospect for gold.
  • Mr Mudavadi and Mr Wetang'ula previously wrote to the CS Munyes demanding for full details on the mineral mining rights in the region.

Pressure is mounting on the government to explain how a UK company was awarded exclusive mining rights in western Kenya where gold and granite reserves have been discovered.

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