November 2018


Kenya Expands Oil Pipeline Network Amid Controversy

By Shem Oirere Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), East Africa’s largest oil transporter, has been implementing major capacity expansion projects in spite of mounting criticism of flawed tendering processes and claims of impropriety involving two additional pipelines, an oil jetty and replacement of hydrant pit valves at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi. KPC, the state-owned oil transporter with a pipeline network of 833 miles (1,342 kms), is getting ready to commission one of the two new projects: a $480 million, 20-inch oil pipeline and linking the port city of Mombasa to Nairobi after 43 months of delay. The other new pi

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