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Welcome To The Kenya Chamber of Mines

The Kenya Chamber of Mines in collaboration with Sp intelligent will this year, organize the Kenya Mining Forum (KMF) 2017,endorsed by the Ministry of Mining.

KMF 2017 seeks to promote Kenya to international investors as a prime destination for mining business investment.

SUPPORTING THE MINERAL INDUSTRY GROWTH

The Kenya Chamber of Mines was formed in 2000 to represent the interests of Kenya’s miners, exploration companies and mineral traders. KCM also seeks to associate these interests with national and local community interests (such as the objectives of Vision 2030), and to involve other stakeholders in order to ensure that these interests do not cause harm to the environment and the communities.

The Chamber seeks and endeavors to be the leading Mineral Industry representative, the preferred interlocutor for the Government, Communities and other stakeholders with respect to mineral related issues, as well as a driving force towards the development of the industry.

Mineral Occurrence in Kenya

  • Mineral Occurrence in Kenya
  • The mineral industry growth
  • KCM's General Objectives
  • Mission Statement
  • Mining investment road map
The Kenya mineral and mining sector has immense potential to contribute significantly to the country’s economic development. This is the reason that the Kenya Chamber of Mines has numerous engagements with the miners, as well as the government to promote the country’s mining sector.
We engage with the private sector in the industry, both national and international, through open engagements to support and sensitize them on the importance of mining investments in the country, whilst, discussing emerging issues and challenges and the best ways to solve them for an industrious sector and to move the industry up the value chain.
The Kenya Chamber of Mines role has evolved to take a number of key roles among them; Marketing of the industry locally and internationally to promote investment opportunities and drive awareness of the industry amongst local communities and being a source of information for its members.
The Chamber also falls upon the mining companies themselves to build a positive image of the sector by promoting the concepts of responsible, ethical and sustainable operations that are environmentally friendly and ensure corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Far from that, the Chamber also engages with Civil Society Organizations to influence public policy on social and environmental advocacy.

The Kenya Chamber of Mines was formed in 2000 to represent the interests of Kenya’s miners, exploration companies and mineral traders. KCM also seeks to associate these interests with national and local community interests (such as the objectives of Vision 2030), and to involve other stakeholders in order to ensure that these interests do not cause harm to the environment and the communities.
The Chamber seeks and endeavors to be the leading Mineral Industry representative, the preferred interlocutor for the Government, Communities and other stakeholders with respect to mineral related issues, as well as a driving force towards the development of the industry.

  • Advance,promote and protect the Kenya Mining Industry and other interests of its members.
  • Collect, circulate and publish information.
  • Investigate and conduct research.
  • Educate and train, both the public and its own members.
  • Represent its members at all levels.
Through the achievement of its objectives, the Kenya Chamber of Mines will contribute to the creation, maintenance and improvement a conducive business environment for the successful development and benefit of its member’s businesses, and of the Mineral Industry in Kenya as a whole.

Though Kenya is not generally known as a mining investment destination, recent developments have proven that the country actually holds a significant potential for mineral development, and is largely unexplored. Kenya currently produces soda ash, fluorspar, cement, coloured gemstones (tsavorite, ruby…) and gold among other minerals, the two later mainly from artisan mining activity.

A heavy mineral sands (titanium) operation is being developed in the Coastal region, and there has been a recent increase over the last years of the activity of gold exploration companies. The Kenya Government, in hand with KCM, is currently putting in place a Mining Policy and revising its outdated Mining Act in order to encourage development of the mineral industry in the country.

Kenya is one of the Eastern African countries that is much endowed with occurrence of different types of minerals e.g. gemstones, gold and industrial minerals (titanium ores, gypsum, iron ore, limestone, diatomite, fluorspar, vermiculite, soda ash or trona, carbon dioxide etc). All prospecting and mining activities in Kenya are regulated under the Mining Act Cap. 306 of the Laws of Kenya which is currently being reviewed. In order for one to prospect for or mine minerals, he or she has to fulfill all the requirements stipulated in the said Act.

These requirements entail that the investor has first to acquaint himself or herself with the provisions of the Mining Act. He or she will then be issued with a Prospecting Right at a cost of Kshs. 250/=. The Prospecting right will enable the prospector to identify a potential area over which to apply for a prospecting or an exploration license. However, before prospecting for minerals in any area, he or she will be required to deposit Kshs. 2,000/= with the Provincial Commissioner in charge of the Province in which the targeted area is situated.

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