Oil and Community Rights

Community engagement in the oil and gas exploration process in Turkana

Community meeting on oil and gas in Lokichar, Turkana. Photo Credit: LightBox Limited
Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The discovery of oil and gas reserves in Turkana County, northern Kenya have led to joint efforts by different stakeholders to ensure the discovery is of benefit to Kenya’s economy as well as spur inclusive development. Oxfam is working with partners to ensure sustainable, inclusive development aligned with the priorities and expectations of local communities.  

Oxfam Kenya is working closely with the communities and the county government to ensure the community is engaged in the oil exploration and are aware of their rights and responsibilities.