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The first half of 2020 has been brutal to the oil and gas industry in Kenya. First came the news that the joint venture partners of Kenya’s first oil development project - Tullow and Total - had launched a joint sale of their stakes in Project Oil Kenya. Then came the C OVID -19 pandemic, and the...
Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
I am Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Long ago, some pastoralists came with their herds…I had abundant pasture for their cattle to graze. Some stayed back and some moved on to other places. I am known to be the notorious village, where cattle raiding causes human fatalities...
On going community baraza in Turkana County. Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) remains an important yardstick for how the government and the project proponent manage Kenya’s precious oil resources when commercial production starts. All effort must be put towards building citizen confidence and trust in the governance of the resource.
Sunrise shot of Turkana County. Photo credit/Oxfam
During the launch of the Oxfam Briefing Paper of May 2018 entitled "Contract Disclosure Survey 2018", key insights were shared on contract disclosure best practice by companies and governments. A focus on policy, law and corporate policies shows three broad categories of ‘enablers’ allowing for...
Photo credit: Lightbox Limited
Communities in the oil and gas exploration regions of Kenya are likely to lose their land and or suffer involuntary displacement. There is, therefore, a need to ensure that compensation and resettlement processes are judiciously applied. It is important for the new government to work to ensure that...
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