Kenya will build own pipeline, Uhuru tells EAC summit

What you need to know:

  • The decision comes after Kenya abandoned negotiations with Uganda for a single pipeline project, because the talks dragged on for long and had paralysed preparations for the construction of Kenya’s oil pipeline.
  • A commercial contract and financing agreement for the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR section has been signed and construction expected to begin by September.

Kenya will go it alone in the construction of a crude oil pipeline that will terminate at the Lamu Port, it was officially announced today.


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