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Governor Nanok vows to take State to court for gazetting three oil fields

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By Fred Kibor | March 12th 2019
By Fred Kibor | March 12th 2019
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Governor Josphat Nanok (pictured) has said the county will sue the Government over the gazettement of Turkana oil fields without consultations.

Speaking on Saturday in Lokichar during a review meeting with leaders and residents to seek views on the contentious issue, the governor said the move by the National Land Commission (NLC) on the Lokichar South oil basin, was illegal because the county government was not involved.

The former Council of Governors (CoG) chair said NLC commissioners gazzetted the fields despite the county bosses' body seeking a court injunction to stop the Government from taking over land mandate from the counties.

"The oil fields are on unregistered community land, how did NLC know that there are 516 people living on the land? There was no survey done and the county leadership was not consulted," he said.

Local leaders

The commission gazetted 6,348 hactares of land in Lokichar South basin that touches three crucial oil fields of Twiga, Emosing and Ngamia irking residents and local leaders.

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