Turkana County, Kenya
New oil extraction activities create uncertainty around land rights and health risks for the nomadic people of the region.
The Turkana are found in Northern Kenya, and are a nomadic people. They are largely pastoralists and their traditional way of life is crucial to the sustainability of their livelihoods.
The Turkana are now having to navigate the murky relations that characterize oil extraction as observed in other jurisdictions in Africa.
The footage highlights the negative environmental, social and economic impacts that the petrochemical sector has brought to the community and how it is beginning to change their way of life. Turkana County, Kenya
speak during a meeting on the oil activity in the region.
Ekai Paron and Selina Asekon
says that the oil project has brought nothing good to the community, and that they need title deeds for their land.
Lowoi Ikweel, in Lokichar,
community representatives, exchange on fears around the implementation of the oil project in the region, and its negative impact on the environment, the animals and themselves. Wilson Nakauron and Julius Loyolo,
speaks to the lack of transparency of the oil company and how there are no jobs created for the community.
Asekon Ewoi, in Lokichar,
The oil company’s Corporate Social Responsibility is limited to basic infrastructure and does not address the community’s worries about land ownership, health and employment.
Julius Loyolo shows the latrines built by Tullow
shows a water system built by Tullow.
Julius Loyolo, at Ngamia One
shows a school built by Tullow. Julius Loyolo, at Ngamia One,
Shot on location with the help of the Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD). Learn more on their website. Explore Next Location
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