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15
MAY
2017

Nanok vows to fight for increased oil proceeds for Turkana residents

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Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok has said he will fight for more oil proceeds for the county, two months after clashing with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He said he will not rest until Turkana residents are assured of a fair share of the oil revenue.Uhuru clashed with Nanok in Lodwar on March 8, after the governor criticised state plans to amend the Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill to deny local communities a 10 per cent oil share benefit as earlier proposed and reduce it to five per cent.

“A leader’s biggest responsibility is to stand for his people and defend their rights. I cannot sit back and watch while their interests are being trampled on,” Nanok said. He spoke in Lochwa, Turkana South, on Saturday. Nanok said his agitation for increased revenue should not be mistaken for incitement.

By STEPHEN RUTTO

Read more at:http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/05/15/nanok-vows-to-fight-for-increased-oil-proceeds-for-turkana-residents_c1560629

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