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Kenya has finally sent its first crude oil into the global market marking a major milestone in the country’s quest to become a net oil exporter.

President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the country’s maiden crude oil at the Kipevu Oil Terminal in Mombasa.

The oil tanker-Mv Celsius Riga will deliver the consignment of 200,000 barrels in Malaysia.

Kenyatta has since called for peace, warned against corruption and urged for prudent use of resources for the benefit of all Kenyans and the country.

The government will ensure that the local communities benefit from the oil,” the Presdeint said, “I urge all those in charge to avoid any misuse of the resource that would deny others Its benefit.”

Petroleum Cabinet Secretary John Munyes said plans are underway to construct a pipeline between Turkana and Lamu Port to ease transportation of the commodity.

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