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Procuring a Mineral Right in Kenya- Legal Framework

A mineral right is defined under Section 1 of the Mining Act, 2016 to mean a prospecting licence, a retention licence, a mining licence, a prospecting permit, a mining permit or an artisanal permit. All the minerals are held in trust for the people of Kenya by the National government, this is provided for under Article 62 of The Constitution of Kenya, 2010(COK).