Nairobi, May 29 -- Tullow Kenya B.V. has been ordered to pay a construction firm Sh56.6 million arising from a contract for building works entered between the parties in 2015.

High Court judge Joseph Sergon allowed the application as prayed by Shabaa Civil Engineering Construction Ltd, despite an objection by the oil company that the award had been set aside.

The construction firm informed the court that the case was meant to recover amounts Tullow owed it from a contract the parties had entered.

The company further told the court that it is more than nine months since the decision was made by the High Court and Tullow Kenya had not appealed against the judgment, setting aside the award.

"To this extent, this is a proper and fit case ...