Tullow oil trucks to resume work on Wednesday


Trucks transporting the Tullow oil will resume work on Wednesday next week after locals and their leaders agreed to end their blockade.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

The decision was arrived at in a meeting where the state promised to improve security in Turkana County.

The deal was brokered by Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mongo Chimwaga and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes.

Also Read  Association wants ban on importation of Mitumba lifted

Irate residents backed by their legislators had on Wednesday last week blocked five oil trucks destined for Mombasa at Kalemngorok along Lokichar- Kapenguria highway demanding among others improved security, jobs and a share of the oil revenue.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

But on Thursday after lengthy deliberation by stakeholders, the Rift Valley Regional Commissioner announced that the concerns raised by the community will be addressed with immediate effect to ensure Tullow oil operations resumes.

Also Read  Reprieve for airlines as local, international travel set to resume

Combined teams of Security personnel will now be deployed in the troubled areas to combat cases of   banditry and cattle rustling. Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes assured that concerns raised by locals on oil will be taken into consideration.

Also Read  132 kW solar grid system to ease water bills in Busia County

Members of parliament drawn from the region urged the government to fulfill its promises instead of empty rhetoric.

Tullow is said to have been incurring 25 million shillings in loses every day as the truck remained blocked by the locals.


Tell Us What You Think