State orders study on soapstone
By Eric Abuga
| December 22nd 2018
The government has commissioned a feasibility study on the state and potential of the world-renowned Kisii soapstone industry to turn it into a major employer.
Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining, John Munyes said on Thursday that the feasibility study will start within the next four months.
Speaking yesterday from Kisii when he met area Governor James Ongwae, Mr Munyes said expression of interest should give results by April 2019.
“Investors want to understand the market. Kisii has lost a lot of money from exports of soapstone whose little semblance is only found in Canada,” he said.
Community, agencies in bid to restore forestWater supply to the community near Ngare Ndare forest helps to reduce encroachment and destruction
Opening Ceremony: Kenya takes her pride of place as 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games beginTeam Kenya Paralympics strolled majestically into the Tokyo Olympic Stadium led by captain Rodgers Kiprop and Powerlifter Hellen Wawira for the Openin
Gideon's visit rekindles memories of Moi
- You weren’t my father’s wife, man tells Washington Olweny’s widow
By Daniel Chege
- Officer shoots dead six people including girlfriend, kills self in Kangemi
By Jael Mboga
- Mwingi bus crash survivors recount ordeal as search continues
- 11 students arrested after private school dormitory burns
- William Ruto wheelbarrow back to Kisii
By Erick Abuga