Simba Energy’s exploration activities at Block 2A in Wajir County in Kenya, is currently at a standstill as locals have destroyed part of the working equipment being at the site while protesting against the ongoing work by the company, Ecofin Agency’s Oil and Gas reported.

The company’s Director, James Jenkins, said they had suffered huge losses as a result of the standoff between them and members of the pastoralist community, informed All Africa.

A local committee claimed the company had failed to honor a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the area to start development projects, and accordingly herders cut cables at the site protesting against the ongoing work by Simba Energy Company.

However, a tribe elder, Mzee Mohamed Dakane said the company had employed more than 250 locals as staff. He added: “the people are not happy with the action of the committee which was responsible for paralyzing company’s activities.”