Natural resources include soda ash, titanium, iron ore, manganese, diatomite and gold. Soda ash production makes up 4% of the world’s total, but overall Kenya’s mining sector does not for the moment contribute a great deal to the economy. Nevertheless, activity in the sector has been increasing and as further deposits are discovered in the country there has been talk of Kenya being on the verge of a ‘mineral boom’.
On 26 March 2012 Tullow Oil announced that it had struck oil in Kenya
Sources: Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, USGS, US State Department
8 November 2013 – PWYP coalition members Jamaa Resource Initiatives are signatories to an open letter to President Obama demanding that he stop pushing ‘dirty energy’ through the Power Africa initiative.
19 October 2012 – Jamaa Resources made this submission concerning the future of EITI.
16 October 2012 – Jamaa Resources submitted a series of comments and proposals concerning Kenya’s new mining bill currently being debated in Parliament. (Document available in PDF).