Making Connections in Kenya

On November 4-7, Joan Kuyek was in Kenya as a guest of Action Aid Kenya and the Coast Rights Forum. She made presentations on Canadian Mining Law and Regulation in Mombasa and in Nairobi, and visited with farmers in Kwale who are fighting their relocation to make room for a titanium mine owned by Tiomin Resources of Canada.

The mine will damage the Tiwi aquifer which supplies water for the region, displace farmers and destroy their cashew trees they have planted, and jeopardize the coral reefs at Shimoni. At present there is an injunction in place holding up development of the mine.

[See Canadian Resources Company Creating Conflict in Eastern Kenya.]