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How has vulcanicity influenced human activities in Kenya?

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Vulcanicity has influenced human activities in Kenya by;

  • The volcanic rocks of the Kenya highlands have been weathered to produce fertile soils for agriculture
  • Landforms resulting from volcanic activities are tourism attractions e.g Mr. Kenya
  • Volcanic rocks are used for building e.g. trachytes and phonolites
  • Steam sets at Olkaria are used for generating geothermal power
  • Gases associated with volcanic activities are mined in Kenya e.g. CO2 at Kereita and at Esageri in Baringo
  • Steep slopes formed through volcanic activity discourages settlement/farming/development of transport

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