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September 23, 2018

Mwashetani against mining in Lunga Lunga, says locals hurt

Kwale governor Salim Mvurya , Lunga Lunga Lunga MP khattib Mwashetani and Kwale speaker Sammy Ruwa at a past event in Lunga Lunga in Kwale county./CHARI SUCHE
Kwale governor Salim Mvurya , Lunga Lunga Lunga MP khattib Mwashetani and Kwale speaker Sammy Ruwa at a past event in Lunga Lunga in Kwale county./CHARI SUCHE

Lunga Lunga MP Khattib Mwashetani on Tuesday said no exploration activities will be allowed in the subcounty by the Ministry of Mining.

He said the activities could displace poor locals from their land and only a few would benefit from the minerals.

Deposits of rare earth minerals were found at Mrima hill in the area.

He said Msambweni residents where Base Titanium is operating are living a hard life after being relocated and will not allow the same to happen to his constituents.

Lunga Lunga Member of Parliament Khattib Mwashetani has told the ministry of mining that they will not allow any exploration activities in Lunga Lunga sub county.

Mwashetani said, the whole of Kenya has minerals and they should not use their constituency as an excuse to displace locals.

Deposits of rare earth minerals were found at Mrima hill in Lunga Lunga but leaders and locals have refused to give room to mining firm to explore the resources.

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