- Such a decision, still at the wishful thinking stage, would have far-reaching implications for Kenya’s grand infrastructure project — the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor (Lapsset) — which includes an oil pipeline.
- Last year, Total used its influence, through several high level meetings with the presidents of both Uganda and Tanzania to successfully convince the Dar es Salaam and Kampala administrations to choose the Uganda-Tanzania route over Kenya’s route.
- Kenya says it is unaware of any preference by Total for the Kenyan oil to be moved through the Uganda-Tanzania pipeline.
- Uganda and Tanzania, together with the oil firms are working on the projects financing blueprint that will see the two countries raise 70 per cent of the total costs from international lenders.
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