According to an article in The East African, a deposit of coltan mineral has been discovered in Kenya. Coltan is a valuable mineral used in producing electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops. On January 24, 2024, Mining and Blue Economy Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya announced during his visit to Embu County headquarters that Kenya has adequate deposits of coltan found in six counties.
Embu is one of the counties that has been confirmed to have precious metals. Mvurya announced at Embu county headquarters that the government is evaluating the mineral’s economic worth.
Rare metallic minerals are predominantly located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It primarily produces electronic goods like mobile phones, laptops, and video game consoles. The recently discovered mineral in Kenya is expected to enhance the country’s reputation as a mineral exporting nation.
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