Families to wait longer for Sh1bn fluorspar land pay

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Business Daily | by Barnabas Bii


The compensation to the more than 5,000 families displaced from their ancestral land in Kerio Valley, Elgeyo Marakwet, to pave the way for mining activities more than 40 years ago is expected to take longer than expected due to logistics challenges.

A similar fate befalls hundreds of workers who were rendered jobless after the Kenya Fluorspar company suspended operations almost 10 years ago due to dwindling international market prices for the minerals.

More than 1000 people who were employed by the company have written to Mining and Petroleum CS…

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