Our activities in the country are still in their early stages, but include exploration and also sustainability projects aimed at improving access to power and water.
Through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, Eni has operated three blocks in the country's deep offshore since 2012. It’s an area bordering Somali waters at depths ranging from 2,800m to 4,000m. Contracts in place include mandatory minimum investments in projects to benefit the region and its communities. This activity is currently being implemented through initiatives relating to access to water and healthcare services in Lamu County – on the coast near the border with Somalia. It is regulated by a memorandum of understanding between the company and the county’s government. Projects in the Dadaab refugee camp comes up besides this commitment.
We provided 11 schools in the biggest refugee camp in the world with solar panels, allowing more than 7,000 children and young people to study more easily. Computers were installed at the same time. “Now we’ll be able to read when it’s dark”, students say.Read more
In Lamu County, Kenya, a programme has been launched to improve people’s health and access to clean water: two deep water wells have been drilled, one in Siyu and one in Pate. Along with a water desalination plant, these will benefit more than 6,000 people.
Eni Kenya carried out research into the health of those living on the northern coast of Kenya and the surrounding regions, with particular focus on the counties of Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu. Historically isolated, these areas are afflicted by high morbidity and mortality rates and poor access to clean water.