Kenya Sector Plan for Oil and Other Minerals 2013-2017 outlines the key priority areas that need to be addressed in order to realize the potentials of the oil and mineral sector. Already successes are seen in the form of an increase in the oil/gas sector. The number of active exploration licenses has been on the increase following the discovery of oil in Turkana area and gas in Lamu County.
The oil and other mineral resources sector currently contributes to about 1 percent to Kenya's Gross Domestic Product and three percent total export earnings in terms of resource allocation and implementation. The sector has great potentials to help the country attain the 10 percent growth target envisioned in the Vision 2030 that will make Kenya be a globally competitive middle-income country by 2030. The sector, however, faces many challenges and emerging issues including weak legal, regulatory and institutional framework, high expectations, huge capital outlays inadequate budgetary allocations, understaffing, inadequate technical capacity conflicts with a community, and environmental degradation. Therefore, the document tries to address these issues by identifying the issues and developing programmes to tackles these issues.
Chapter one provides the general introduction. Chapter two highlights the situation analysis of the sector. Chapter three outlines the challenges and emerging issues in the sector while chapter four presents the programmes and flagship projects. Chapter five presents the policies, legal and institutional framework in which the sector operates. Chapter six highlights the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the plan.