Transparency will save Kenya from oil curse

The absence of data undermines the President’s good intentions. As it is at the moment, there is no public data showing how many barrels of crude oil have been extracted, how much of it was transported to the Kipevu oil terminal and at what it cost.

The only data shared with the public was the first consignment exported totaled 200,000 barrels of Turkana’s low-sulphur oil.

These are simple questions but they form the basis for trust in governance. Trust is what was in former US President Barack Obama’s mind when he advanced the philosophy of Open Data.

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