Angry protesters clash with CS as Wetangula advices Uhuru on what to do

Project that was launched by President Kenyatta barely a month ago runs into trouble

Munyes had intimated that oil found in the area belongs to the government, a statement that did not go down well with the residents who have held many protests in the recent past.

He however added that the people are the government, stating that "residents are the government" but by this time the agitated crowd could hear none of that.

Chant of 'Mafuta ni yetu (The oil is ours)' rent the air drowning his voice.

Munyes was addressing mourners at a funeral in Turkana West on Saturday when he came face to face with the anger of the residents.

The oil in Turkana has faced a myriad of challenges with residents vowing not to allow any further transportation of oil until security is beefed up in the area.

On Friday, angry protesters overpowered the police and camped at Ngamia 8 oil storage site, demanding that President Uhuru Kenyatta should relaunch the project afresh after beefing up security in the area.

The protesters observed that while oil was being transported under tight security, insecurity remained high in the area, with many being killed and livestock being stolen.

Their protests attracted the attention of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to listed and address the concerns of the residents.

"Mr President, the oil is important to Kenya's economic future. Turkana is totally insecure as they are being killed day and night by Pokot bandits because of resources.

I expect you to come here or dispatch your deputy (William Ruto) to come and listen to the grievances of Turkanas." Wetangula said.

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