We are in possession of a document from February 2020 which shows that Tullow Oil’s internal structure seeks to sideline the locals.
The 11 paged confidential document titled, “Proposed Kenya BU Re-Organization”, shows the new organizational structure among things like principles and drivers of change, proposed key activities, Next steps for Kenyan staff and conclusion, part of which says Project Oil Kenya remains an attractive proposition, despite on-going challenges. The Question and Answer page 11 talks about the Employee Exit Package.
Lessons in oil exploration and mining seems to have not gotten into the heads of those doing in Kenya; they seek to sow division and hatred as have been done in other oil-producing countries.
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After writing this in February 19th 2020. We received the confidential internal document with the following words:
1. Tullow has FLASIFIED the known reserves (REAL reserves lie at about 150M barrels) and now want to ditch the Kenyan project having known it is not viable
2. Tullow Oil suffers from INSTITUTIONALIZED racism, please see attached new company structure following redundancy. It only contains white staff (based in london) whilst ALL local jobs hang on the balance!
I hope it is not too late: to even release this document we received in February 2020 now for Kenyans to see changes happening at ‘their’ oil company. The exploration that gave them hope.
In September 2020, the oil firm replaced its Kenyan Chief Executive Martin Mbogo with Madhan Srinivasa.
Mbogo will exit the company at the end of the year on December 31, 2020, having served the oil company for a decade.
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