Tullow Oil suspends work at two Kenya exploration blocks

NAIROBI Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:04pm EDT

NAIROBI Oct 26 (Reuters) - Tullow Oil said on Saturday it had suspended drilling operations on two blocks in northwest Kenya due to security concerns, after local residents held protests demanding that they be given a fair share of jobs at the sites.

"We have temporarily suspended our operations across Block 10BB and Block 13T in Turkana East and Turkana South sub-counties. The priority at the moment is to ensure the safety and security of our staff," Tullow said in a statement.

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