Community Development

Karebe Gold Mining Limited (KGML) is committed to the social and economic development of the community in which it operates. The tax and royalty payments KGML makes to the national and local governments are a significant source of revenue for each. In 2017, KGML passed KSh 1 billion in taxes paid to the Kenyan government. These payments are an important investment in both the country and the Western Kenya region in which KGML operates. They go to fund infrastructure and social programs, driving both economic growth and social development. In additional to these tax and royalty payment, activities that KGML has undertaken directly in the Kisumu region of Western Kenya include:

  • Building or improving over 10kms of local roads to improve regional access
  • Building of teacher accommodation blocks to ensure teachers remain in the area
  • Community/school halls
  • Building of the Chepswerta Police Station
  • Monthly sanitary towels to all teenage girls at 15 schools
  • Distribution and supply of medical supplies to six clinics in the area monthly
  • Financing a water pipeline project for the local community and employment of three full time employees to maintain the water supply
  • Connecting 2 villages and a large and increasing number of dwellings to the Kenya Power grid
  • Building a local medical facility and supplying this monthly with necessary consumables and medications
  • Building a local library facility at a secondary school, stocking the library, and providing monthly consumables for teaching
  • Provision of desks and beds to local educational establishments
  • Funding of over 200 local scholarships per year for disadvantaged children from within the local area
  • In 2022 KGML donated twenty-seven million shillings to CSR projects under the guidance of our Community Development Committee under the terms of the Community Development Agreement
  • In 2023 KGML has currently exceeded twenty-seven million shillings as of September 2023.