The purpose of the policy SEA for the mining sector in Kenya was to assess ways in which Environmental Administration and Governance is currently conducted in the sector at both the National, County and Community levels, with a view to increase the level of attention to environmental, social priorities and human rights, improve sector capacity for managing environmental and social risks and strengthening social accountability.
The specific objectives for the SESA were to:-
a) Determine whether the governance frameworks in the sector have effectively considered the
national environmental obligations,
b) Establish whether the governance frameworks in the sector have effectively considered the national
obligations for protection of human rights, and
c) Determine whether there is adequate and effective capacity for ensuring environmental
sustainability and protection of human rights in the mining sector.