Residents of Buliisa town council are accusing oil exploration company Tallow for failure to compensate them for their property they lost during the exploration at Kasemene oil well in Buliisa town council.
Crops were uprooted in January this year during the exploration at Kasemene oil well in Buliisa town council and people were promised compensation.
Mole Bwangu, loost two acres of cassava and is not sure how she will be compenstated.
Bwangu says the people exploring the oil only told her she would be compensated in two weeks but did not give details.
Raymond Oyungi, of Agigo village Nguedo Sub County lost his two acre garden of cassava and has not been compensated. Oyungi asks area leaders to prevail on them so that the oil exploration companies can compensate them.
Buliisa district has major oil exploration sites like Kasemene, Kigogole 1 and 3 among others by Tallow Oil Company.
Tullow's Corporate Affairs manager Jimmy Kiberu admits to delays in compensating the residents but attributes it to delayed approval of the compensation rates by government.
Kiberu calls for patience saying all the legible residents will be cleared accordingly as soon as the compensation rates are approved by government.
According to Kiberu, the company has over 23,000 damaged assets to compensate in Buliisa alone.
On Tuesday religious leaders from Buliisa issued a joint communiqué calling for just compensation.
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