By Emmanuel Maleve
On Tuesday 6th June 2023, a section of MCAs in the environment committee from Kitui County Assembly are currently in Kajiado County to benchmark on the sand harvesting.
Led by the Committee on Environment, Energy and Mineral Investments Development chair Hon Daniel Kimanzi Muange and his deputy who is the Kyoome Thaana MCA Hon Alphonse Mukwaiyu has paid a courtesy call on the speaker of Kajiado County Assembly Hon Justus Ngossor and the clerk of assembly Mr Leboo saisa.
Other members of Kajiado County Assembly present were the majority leader Hon. Loisa John Lemayian, Minority leader Hon. Keses Isaac, chair Environment Committee Hon. Amos Solitei and other members.
This comes few weeks after Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe (EGH) commissioned the County Sand Harvesting and Management Taskforce Whereby its mandated to develop the legislative framework to ensure sustainable sand harvesting and management across the county.
The county has in the recent times witnessed an upsurge of unregulated sand harvesting which pauses risks of environmental degradation, loss of revenue, emergence of unregulated groups and cartels leading to insecurity and social disorder at the sand harvesting sites necessitating the need for order among stakeholders.