Sie sind auf Seite 1von 3

MINISTRY OF MINING

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE


MINISTERIAL TASK FORCE ON LICENCES ISSUED DURING
GOVERNMENT TRANSITION 2013

BACKGROUND
On 16th August 2013, the Government appointed a Task Force to review licences that
had been issued during the period when government was in transition. During this
period, and as is normal practice during all periods of transition, a directive had
been issued stopping any signing of Contracts and Issuance of Licenses. The Task
Force that was appointed for this exercise comprised of distinguished professional in
Kenya, most of them imminent advocates and was led by Mohammed Nyaoga, a
respected Senior Counsel in Kenya. The Task Force submitted its preliminary report
in September 2013 and, subsequently, the Final Report in January 2014.

LICENCES REVIEWED BY TASK FORCE


The Task Force reviewed a total of 43 licences that were issued between January and
May, 2013. Out of this number, 28No. titles hadalready been approved but not
granted, while 15No. titles been approved and issued .

In some instances some companies had been issued with a Mining Lease for which
they had not even applied for.The licences reviewed were of the following
categories;

Mining Locations Licences


Exclusive Prospecting Licences
Special Prospecting Licences
Mining Leases

Total

4 No.
2No.
35No.
2 No.
43No.

In order to ensure that the process was fair and transparent, all the 43 Licence
holders/applicants were given an opportuntiy to demonstrate that the mineral title(s)
issued met the legal and technical requirements, through re-submission of
documentation that accompanied their applications. Out of the

43No.

holders/applicants, 22No. responded positively and submitted their documentations.

ACTIONS TAKEN FROM THE TASK FORCE REPORT


The Task Report was tabled before the Ministerial Licencing Advisory Committee in
February 2014 for review and decision. The Ministry has since been monitoring the
adherance to the Mining licence application requirements for the last one year and
this and the of this exercise was concluded on 18th February 2015.
We therefore wish to inform the public on the following findings and decisions
made;
i. Four (4No.) companies had met all the criteria and the suspension was lifted
ii.

and licences validated.


Three (3No.) companies whose applications were done unprocedurally were
found to have violated the law and the suspension was upheld and licences
revoked.

iii.

One (1No.) company had gone to court and the committee deffered

iv.

consideration pending completion of the court process.


Seven (7No.) companies whose applications had deficiencies in their
application had suspension lifted and were given opportunity to fulfill the
application requirements. Of these only one (1No.) fulfilled and was
approved. The remainder six (6No.) did not fulfill application requirements

v.

and were subsequently rejected.


32No. companies whose applications were found to be invalid in one way or
the other were offered the opportunity to make fresh applications. Of these
32No.;
Two (2No.) withdrew their applications
Six (6No.) made fresh valid applications and were approved
Two (2No.) requested for more time to fulfill the requirements and were
granted.
22No. did not respond and their applications were rejected

NAJIB BALALA
CABINET SECRETARY