Uhuru and Museveni strike deal on route for oil pipeline
Tuesday August 11 2015
Though oil investors prefer the southern route, citing security concerns on the northern route, the risks involved are higher. PHOTO | TEA GRAPHIC
The agreement was made during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visit to Uganda, where he signed several bilateral agreements with President Yoweri Museveni.
Key decisions on the project, such as selecting the firm that did the design for the pipeline (Toyota Tsusho) were made at one of the Northern Corridor Integration summits.
The decision brings to an end a debate that has seen Kenya and Uganda hold meetings since last year. The only other option for the pipeline was the southern route through Nairobi from Uganda to Mombasa.