The outdated Mining Act of 1940 has recently been updated in May 2016. This will aid to drive an otherwise nascent industry into high gear. The new laws will include holding periodic progress reports that will gauge how companies are engaging with their host communities and will also help promote local small-scale miners.
The new legislation includes plans on principles of land policy, local content and environmental considerations, and rights to natural resources to name a few. It will attract investors and help make Kenya a mineral investment hub by providing transparency and good governance.
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