The Kenya Petroleum Act 2019 – Overview & Analysis

April 3, 2019

On the 13th of March 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta ushered in a new legal framework in both the Petroleum and Energy sectors when he simultaneously assented to the eagerly awaited Petroleum Act (2019) and Energy Act (2019).

The developments of this legislation has taken over 7 years due in part to the various new laws that had to be enacted after the promulgation of the new constitution but key also, due to the nature and complexity of the subject matter for an emerging producer such as Kenya where capacity and awareness within this sector is still limited.