This file photo taken on March 26, 2017 shows an oil drilling block managed by British company Tullow Oil at Lokichar basin in Turkana county. / AFP / TONY KARUMBA
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday official launched a pilot project to truck oil for export from its remote northwest to the port of Mombasa in an effort to boost the economy.Initial plans are for trucks to carry some 2,000 barrels of oil per day from wells near Lokichar in the far north, all the way to Mombasa, about 1,000 kilometers away.The pilot program, planned to run for two years, was supposed to begin in June 2017 but was held up by differences over sharing oil royalties.
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