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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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Our journey

2014

  • In September 2014, the media increasingly profiles Mui Basin as an area where coal exploration was set to kick off yet communities had no information of where they were to be relocated.
  • NCCK, CJPC and Diakonia Sweden as organizations working in Kitui at the time support a rapid assessment study to understand the issues of concern in the community. Community forums were organized to share the report and validate the issues analyzed.
  • A national conference was then organized in November 2014 bringing together communities, CBOs, CSOs and County government representatives from Kitui, Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Turkana, Kiambu, Migori, and Kakamega counties. The need for a consortium that has grassroots presence as well as capacity to influence national policies and processes led to the birth of Haki Madini Kenya.

2015

  • The coalition sought to have broad-based engagement in Mui basin-Kitui while breaking some ground in the other 6 counties (Kwale, Taita-taveta, Kilifi, Turkana, Kakamega & Migori) and therefore on a pilot scale implemented the Madini yetu wajibu wetu project.
  • Kenya Human Rights Commission joins the coalition leading to a sum of 9 organizations.
  • The process of developing the coalition’s strategic plan and memorandum of understanding begins leading to a more organized engagement.

2016 to date

  • The Madini Yetu Wajibu Wetu project is implemented in 5 counties (Migori, Kakamega, Kitui, Taita-taveta, Kwale & Elgeyo Marakwet) upon review of the pilot phase.
  • HMK intentionally engages the Ministry of Mining and other coalitions in extractives for partnership.
  • HMK submits memoranda on the 5 mining regulations to the Ministry of Mining.