Haki Madini Kenya (HMK) is a community centered coalition that brings together communities in and around mining areas, civil society organisations, faith based organisations and individuals engaging in the mining industry with the primary aim of promoting responsible stewardship of mining resources.

Our goal is to enhance the capacity of HMK and communities affected by the mining sector to engage effectively in national and local decision-making processes on mining issues and building a broad-based platform for collective action.

Our mission is to effectively promote community participation, multi-stakeholder engagement and responsible stewardship in the mining sector in Kenya.

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Tracking Africa Mining Vision in Kenya; Reflections from a CSO Consultative Forum

Participants in a recent forum in Nairobi were in general consensus that the Africa Mining Vision is good for Kenya’s extractive sector whose implementation should create linkages with the Vision 2030, Sustainable development goals and the extractive sector legislations. The third week of June, 15th and 16th, the Amber hotel in Nairobi hosted about 30 non-state actors working in the Extractive sector in Kenya. They comprised of representatives from mining counties where Haki Madini Kenya Coalition operates and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from county and national levels working on land, human rights, tax and community organizing. The 2-day event aimed at; deepening understanding of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and it’s implementation tools; and building consensus on CSO engagement in…

United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights Consultation Meeting

On 2nd July 2018, The United Nations Business and Human Rights lead of four people, held a consultation meeting with members of the Civil Society. They held the meeting so as to understand the key issues on business and human rights in Kenya and received a few recommendations. The working group will also hold a consultation meeting in Turkana, Nakuru, Naivasha, Thika and Mombasa. Land issue had several components of discussion such as; there is no framework for compensation, Resettlement policy is lacking and people have been left as squatters, Public information is covered and is not made available to the people, Corruption is playing a part because somebody is making decisions on behalf of the community and Community benefits…

Table Banking in Busia

On one Saturday morning in November 2016, women from Kakamega visited women in Busia. Busia women wanted to learn how to run table banking efficiently and effectively. Kakamega women had been doing table banking but it was stagnant and had inactive members therefore it was as though they did not have one. Also, they had not been making any headways with the money they collected and wanted to get ideas on how to utilize the money for their own and society’s benefit. The rules for the day were clear, that if one entered the room a minute past the required time they would pay a fine. True to their word, a number of people paid the fine which was added…