#Turkana Oil A curse or Blessing.

27 Mar

President Kibaki yesterday annonced the discovery of oil on Ngamia 1 well after almost 70 years of painful and frustrating search. This was a huge succes since Tullow the Anglo-Irish company had only sunk one well but with there expertise in hitting the same large quantities in Ghana and Uganda was expected coupled with the leaked information by officials in Ministry of Energy in Uganda, that Kenya would be announcing oil find soon late last year.

Armed with a sample of what Tullow termed as light waxy crude Enery Minister Kiraitu Murungi claimed that the deposites was larger than those found in Uganda even without its commercialisation being assessed.

After the news reached a party was started in earnest by Kenyans on line. But as one blogger put, when has oil discovery been a blessing to an African country? Nigeria and Angoka will come to mind. Rebels have come in this countries engaging in blood wars and at worst the whole country degenerating in to a battle field as in the case of Siera Leone which entered aperiod of war after the countrydiscovered diamonds.

I am not a pessimist or a doom mongare, but all this can happen. It is my only wish that Kenya can set an example to other African countries and the world at large on how to utilize God given resources peacefully.


One Response to “#Turkana Oil A curse or Blessing.”

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