The discovery of non renewable natural resources is always expected to fuel growth of a country's economy. This was the optimism that engulfed Kenya when oil was first discovered in 2012 by a British Company, Tullow Oil in Turkana County, Northern Kenya.
Since then, other corporations have set up or increased their exploration work and more oil continues to be discovered in the area. The buoyancy has been evident with regional and global partners collaborating with the government to develop infrastructure like, the Lamu Port and Lamu Southern Sudan -Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor to support the industry. Other expected economic impacts include; increased employment opportunities and social developments at both National and County levels.