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Kajiado County April 11, 2018
KAJIADO BANS SAND HARVESTING TO BRING SANITY
A few weeks ago, the deputy governor met with stakeholders in the Sand Harvesting Business with the sole purpose of a joint agreement of streamlining and managing sand harvesting.
During the meeting, they agreed that loaders will avoid overloading sand and all set regulations guiding the business must be observed for sanity.
Yesterday the county officers were stoned and chased by sand harvesters while in the line of duty making sure that regulations were being followed.
Speaking after a meeting with the Environment and Natural Resources task force which mentioned fears of depletion of the resource and expressed fears of the tremendous damage uncontrolled sand harvesting is doing to the rivers, the deputy said the sand harvesters have not honored their part of the bargain.
“The sand harvesters have not honored their part of the bargain. Therefore, as a County Government we have agreed to halt with immediate effect sand harvesting until that time when proper management by laws will be fully set”, said the D.G.
Sand harvesting is a key revenue area for the County.