[19th November 2015]


A training program on oil exploration using remote sensing technologies has just concluded in Tokyo for 8 senior Kenyan officials. While congratulating the organizers, the facilitators and participants on 18th November 2015, for successful completion of the program, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Kenya Embassy, Mr. Paul K. Ndungu underscored the fact that Kenya considers such training to be critical for Kenya to attain the increased energy generation needed for the attainment of Kenya's Vision 2030.

In addition, Mr. Ndung'u paid special tribute to Mr. Masanori Kondo, the Executive Officer of Toyota Tsusho Corporation and indeed the entire Toyota Tsusho family. He said they had not only for taken the challenge to organize this training Programme but had consistently organized such quality training programs for Kenya since 2013. He conveyed the Embassy's appreciation to the Japan Geological Institute who have been conducting actual training with an elaborate training Programme that always resulted in high quality professional training for Kenyans.

Mr. Ndungu said that Kenya welcomes the important support Kenya from the Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry as well as the Information Center for Petroleum Exploration and Production towards the Capacity development in the oil and gas sector through various cooperation Programmes.

Apart from the Kenyan participants who were present in the ceremony (see above photo), the ceremony was also attended by Mr. Kiyotaka Ikegaya, the Director of Projects and Cooperation Department at the Information Center for Petroleum Exploration and Production as well as Mr. Kazuya Kondo, the General Manager of the Geology Department of Japan Geological Institute (JGI Inc). At the end of the ceremony, the Participants led by Francis Mbugua Njuguna of National Oil Corporation of Kenya received their Certificates from Mr. Hideyuki Oiwa, the senior General Manager of Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Other participants who received their certificates included Mr. Caleb Owino Chiama; Mr. James M. Nganga, Ms. Eunice K. Kilonzo, Mr. Gerald M. Mucheke, Mr. Joseph G. Otieno, Mr. Zachariah S. Hoidi and Mr. Francis K. Thiong'o.

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