forget Coal Mining along Kitui East basin, Mp Mbai Warns



Prolific and Outstanding Kitui East Member of Parliament hon Nimrod Mbithuka Mbai has reminded the Government to shelf the idea of mining coal in the kitui East basin.

According to the Mp, Mining Coal in Kitui East will expose his people to hazardous emissions which will have far reaching implications to generations.

Taking to his social Media sites, the Budding Legislator wrote;

“My anti coal mining resolve along Mui basin; Zombe /Mwitika ward, Mutitu/Kaliku,Mui and Nuu wards in Kitui County remain undeterred.

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We urge those with a coal mining appetite to tame their uncalled-for thirst and find alternatives to raising the national grid.

We resist coal mining because it will expose our community to adverse health perils and contribute to already existing consequences of climate change.

Coal mining exposes the communities to airborne toxic pollutants. Air pollution from coal-fired power plants is linked with asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems, acid rain, global warming, and other severe environmental and public health impacts.

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Water pollution: Coal-fired power plants can produce more than millions of tons of coal ash annually. More than half of this waste ends up contaminating waterways and rivers.

Global warming. Chemically, coal is mostly carbon, which, when burned, reacts with oxygen in the air to produce carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas.

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When released into the atmosphere, carbon dioxide works like a blanket, warming the earth above normal limits.

We are currently facing impacts of climate change characterized by extreme climatic conditions such as the current drought and acute shortage of rains in kitui County.

Anti-Coal mining crusade taking a new shape

Nimrod Mbai
Mp, Kitui East
The future of Kitui County.

He has asked the state officials who are salivating about coal mining to forget the idea of Coal Mining along the kitui East basin.