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