Kenya: Does Turkana Own Discovered Oil Deposits?

Controversy over the ownership of oil deposits has erupted between the Turkana and Pokot counties.

A Turkana girl waters camels from a hole dug in a dry river bed near Kenya’s border with Uganda. Increasing drought has obliged pastoralists to travel further in their search for pasture and water. This often brings them into conflict with rival pastoralist communities.


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    Publication Date:
    28 March 2011

    Prime Minister Raila Odinga has stressed the need to develop a mechanism to sustain donor funded projects after main sponsors pull out of the ... see more »

  • Kenya:  U.S. Donates Sh850 Million to Fight Hunger in Turkana

    The Star, 26 March 2011

    The US has set aside over Sh850 million for development in Turkana county. The money, that will be spread in a five year period, will be used to initiate projects aimed at tackling ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Sh800 Million to Boost Turkana Food Security

    The Nation, 25 March 2011

    The vast Turkana region could be set for better days ahead after it received Sh800 million from a US development agency to boost its food security and generate income for the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Sh12 Million to Buy Livestock in Drought-Hit County

    The Nation, 21 March 2011

    A Sh12 million destocking programme will be carried out in Turkana County to relieve pastoralists who have been hit hard by drought. read more »

  • Kenya:  USADF Holds Ceremony in Lodwar

    United States African Development Foundation, 26 March 2011

    The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), along with United States Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger , Kenyan Members of Parliament, local District ... read more »

  • Kenya:  2.4 Million Threatened By Acute Food Shortage

    The Nation, 8 March 2011

    More than 2.4 million Kenyans are on the verge of starvation if urgent measures are not taken, a new report says. read more »

  • Kenya:  Livestock Market Down On Its Knees

    The Nation, 2 March 2011

    The livestock industry is suffering huge losses in Northern Kenya due to the drought ravaging the region, a new report says. read more »

  • Kenya:  USADF Turkana Food Security Program Launch March 25-26, 2011

    United States African Development Foundation, 29 March 2011

    Overview read more »

  • Kenya:  USADF Grantees in Turkana

    United States African Development Foundation, 17 March 2011

    Note: The current USADF Pipeline for Kenya for FY11 is $2.1 million for eighteen projects. read more »