I must say we are living in interesting times.
I remember Professor Phillip Mbithi the Moi Cabinet Secretary in the 90’s say “there is oil in Kenya, its an open secret.” I Mwendwa remember reading that feature in Nation on our good old professor. Sikuambiwa na mtu. Here is a 2006 article i’ve got from the net on the same, although the story is not all about oil: Here is the article
Prof Mbithi rejected the East African Community appointment and retired to his ranch in Machakos (close to the Machakos/Mombasa Road junction. To this day he spends his days secluded, reading the Bible and raising beef cattle. He has also issued various predictions including one that he supports with an encounter he had with Moi, to the effect that there are rich Oil deposits in Kenya which for some strange undisclosed reason can not yet be drilled. But Mbithi says that it will be drilled in the near future
You know pessimists help government be either transparent, or hide all their tracks, but they cannot eat in the open.
A stranger all of a sudden comes to you and discovers “Your cow has milkable tits”. And starts milking your cows. There and then, it means there is a problem with your HEAD. Umeshawahi ona Americans going to mine Russian oil? Have you ever seen Chinese go to mine American oil?
Iko dudu kwa Kichwa yetu.
Now the western spin doctors are going into overdrive mode, Kenyans will not know what has hit them. And that is my prophesy.
Its good for Turkana now to get the limelight they have been craving for years. We also know their needs is not oil but water. They MAY get some basic infrastructure, hospitals, roads, and schools. But I digress.
Canada-based minerals and metals firm Pacific Wildcat Resources has said it will drill this year at a new site in Kenya that has shown potential for rare earth deposits.
The company said tests had established the presence of high grade deposits of rare earth on Kiruku Hill, just three kilometers from its current Mrima Hill niobium and rare earth project site near the port city of Mombasa.
Another resource we discovered “In 2005, a 500-square-kilometre area stretching through Kitui and Mutito was discovered to contain one of the richest coal reserves in the world.”
Here is my source
I cant believe this … Let me raise your hair kidogo, I got these from a different source “Turkana sits on one of the world’s largest PROVEN (re-read that verb PROVEN) gold reserves and also has a respectable array of gemstones. This laid-back region could be looking at the kind of transformation that was experienced by the South African region of Rustenburg with the discovery of platinum.”
“Turkana sits on one of the world’s largest PROVEN (re-read that verb PROVEN) gold reserves and also has a respectable array of gemstones. This laid-back region could be looking at the kind of transformation that was experienced by the South African region of Rustenburg with the discovery of platinum.”
The scramble for Africa that started in the 1890s is still active today though in a different fashion. I think the West has the resources map for everything in Africa. They know where to strike next for oil, gold or anything else they want.