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ODM Governor takes soapstone to Israel

Edwin Mokaya
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Kisii Governor James Ongwae (right) with the soapstone curving. (Source/James Ongwae/twitter)

Being the fourth day since the Kisii County Governor James Ongwae joined other leaders from different parts of the world In this year’s Israel Green Energy Conference, it has been revealed that the governor carried some soapstone in his quest to get an investor who may come out with new ideas for value addition.

On his tweet on Wednesday, Ongwae said that he carried some soapstone in his trip to Israel and many people were really excited over them. He also said it is a unique resource which is a blessing in the county.

"Our Kisii Soapstone is a gem. I carried some with me on my Israel trip and people here are excited with them. This is a unique resource that our county is blessed to possess. We are lobbying to get interested investors who can come with money and add new ideas for value addition," said Ongwae in his tweet.

The soapstone was named after the people of Tabaka Hills found in the Western part of Kenya. The soapstone is a metamorphic rock which is so soft and easy to work with.

 Initially, the residents used the soapstone to produce baskets and pots which were used to carry fats. However, the production aim evolved from local to international where they are exported to other countries to be used as decors in houses and offices.

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