In Summary
  • The Salvation Army Church accused the mining firm of breaching a lease agreement by exceeding the set acreage and causing massive environmental degradation.
  • In a report dated October 5 last year, Nema found the miner guilty of failing to adhere to the required regulations.
  • It ordered the company to adhere to regulations or its licence would be revoked.
  • But five months down the line, nothing has changed and efforts by the church management to follow up on the matter with the authority have yielded nothing.

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) is on the spot for failing to act on a quarry miner it indicted for defying the law leading to massive degradation on land belonging to a church in Thika East, Kiambu County.

The Salvation Army Church in 2013 leased 37 acres of its land to Mungaru Enterprise, to mine building materials.

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However, since last year, the church has accused the firm of breaching the lease agreement by exceeding the set acreage and causing massive environmental degradation.

Nema, after a series of correspondence with the church and inspection of the site by its officers, gave a notice to the miner, asking the firm to adhere to the conditions it had blatantly disregarded, failing which its operating licence would be revoked.

In a report dated October 5 last year and signed by a Ms Salome Machua on behalf of the Nema director-general, the miner was found guilty of failing to adhere to the required regulations.

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