Kenya is a producer  of Gums and Resins also refered as Myrhh,Frankincence and Hagar.
Gums and Resins are unique since they are produced naturaly in 8 Counties namely: Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Moyale, Samburu, Turkana and Wajir.

Local Name
Indegenous use
 Commercial use
 Gum Arabic from Acacia senegal & Acacia seyal Adad (Somali), Olderikesi(Samburu) & Ekunoit(Turkana) Eaten as food & for easing joint pain Additives to: soft drinks,food,confectonery,phamerceutical,adhesive,paint & printing colour
 Myrrh from Commiphora myrrhaMalmal (Somali)
 Ink used in Quaranic schools, burnt to repel snakes, insects & mosquitosHighly prized ingredient used in perfumes, cosmetics,soaps,flavours & medicines, burnt as incense
Frankincense from Boswellia neglecta Lubani, Dakhara(Borana), Dakar(Orma) & Magafur(Somali) Chewed as Gum & Burnt as Incense Essential oil in perfume,Cosmetics and flavours
 Hagar from Commiphora holtiziana Hagarad (Somali),Hagarsu(Borana) & Agarsu(Gabra) Acaricide against ticks, for snake & scorpion bites, foot rot Used in medicines & cosmetics, burnt as incense, Mosquito repelant

 For more information on major producers of gum arabica in Kenya please feel free to contact the Export Promotion Council

chss business translation business financeaccounting managementscience economics ids idis awsc arts african-studies arabic confucius french geography history kiswahili languageskills linguistics literature philosophy politicalscience journalism psychology sociology koreanstudies dlis acfrn law-school commerciallaw privatelaw publiclaw psri caselap kisumu mombasa