Written By:Margaret Kalekye/Agencies, Posted: Mon, Mar 26, 2012
Oil has been discovered in Kenya after exploratory drilling by Anglo-Irish firm Tullow Oil, President Mwai Kibaki announced on Monday.
The discovery was made over the weekend in the country’s north-western Turkana region.
Mr Kibaki said it was “the first time Kenya has made such a discovery” and called it a “major breakthrough”.
Kenya is a regional business and tourist hub with the largest economy in East Africa, although its relative wealth is not based on mineral riches.
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