Mineral Resources In Kenya

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Besides Kenya’s rich wildlife heritage and agricultural land, the country is blessed with a number of important mineral resources scattered within its territorial borders. Some of the minerals are already being produced for commercial purposes while others remain untouched in spite of having already been discovered.

Mineral Resources And Their Areas Of Occurrence

  • Gold: Kakamega Gold Fields, Macaulder, Asembo bay

  • Sodium: Lake Magadi, Magadi Mine

  • Manganese: Mrima Hill, Gilgil, Kiwara Hill

  • Nickel: West Pokot

  • Graphite: Oldoinyo Nyiro

  • Silver Kinagoni Geomin

  • Cobalt: Lake Magadi

  • Chromium: West Pokot

  • Lead: Kinagoni Geomin

  • Flourine-flourite: Kerio Valley

  • Magnesite: Kapoponi, Kitui

  • Halite: Lake Magadi

  • Niobium (Columbium): Mrima Hill

  • Wollastonite: Lolkidongai

  • Naturalgas and oil in Turkana

There are other minerals in Kenya. However, most of them are either under-utilized or not utilized at all. Perhaps, this are preserves of the future, with more being discovered day in day out.

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Born in the vibrant heart of Nairobi, Kenya, Wa Kimani was always destined to stand out. From the colorful markets of her hometown to the world's most sophisticated art galleries and fashion runways, her journey has been one of relentless passion and unique insights into the world of fashion and art.

From an early age, Wa's love for patterns, textures, and colors was evident. As she grew, so did her inclination towards integrating traditional Kenyan elements into modern designs. Her family often recalled her incessant sketching and her knack for turning ordinary fabrics into extraordinary ensembles.

Wa's academic pursuits led her to one of Kenya's esteemed universities, where she majored in Fine Arts with a focus on contemporary African fashion. During her years in academia, she frequently contributed articles to local magazines, always stressing the symbiotic relationship between art and fashion.

After graduating, Wa ventured into the fashion journalism scene. She quickly gained recognition as an authoritative voice, blending her keen aesthetic eye with a profound understanding of Kenya's rich artistic heritage. Her articles, deeply rooted in both tradition and modernity, have since graced the pages of international fashion and art journals.

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