Kenyan officials have demanded a forensic audit of accounts as they question Tullow Oil's decision to declare force majeure earlier this year on its oilfield development in the onshore South Lokichar.

Calling for scrutiny of specific expenditures since crude was discovered in 2012, Parliamentary Energy Committee chairman David Gikaria is now seeking clarification on revenue sharing and operational expenses related to the Early Oil Project System (EOPS) under which shipments of Lokichar crude have been trucked to Mombasa for sale.