The Sad Sand Business in Makueni

Makueni Sand Harvesting

Makueni: Sand harvesting has suddenly become a full time business in Makueni County, thanks to the ongoing construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. Young boys and girls are dropping out of school at an alarming rate to join the now lucrative trade. Besides its effects on the environment, the business has led to an upsurge in social ills such as promiscuity, rape or even death as different sand cartels compete for the precious commodity

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