KENYAN GOVT ASSURES IT IS ADDRESSING CONCERNS OF TURKANA COUNTY RESIDENTS ON OIL EXPLORATION
Last Updated: 2018-08-10
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LODWAR, KENYA, Aug 10 (NNN-KBC) -- Deputy President William Ruto has again assured residents of Turkana County in northwestern Kenya that the government is addressing their concerns regarding oil exploration in the area after British oil company Tullow cited insecurity in the area as a major factor for stopping the transportation of oil to the coast for export.

Ruto said here Thursday that the government had resolved to have the local community receive five per cent of the revenue accrued from sale of the oil with the Turkana county government receiving a further twenty per cent.

Residents of Turkana County have been at loggerheads with Tullow as well as the on how revenue from oil from the area should be shared.

Ruto, who was in Turkana to launch some road projects, said the issues raised had been addressed conclusively. The government had also enhanced security in the area as it seeks to address the challenge of cattle rustling which has long been a problem in the region. -- NNN-KBC