Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:45
NAIROBI - Kenya announced on Monday it has discovered oil in northern region of Turkana, the first time that the country has made such a discovery, but added efforts to establish the commercial value of the discovery are ongoing.
"To establish the commercial viability of this oil, they have to drill multiple wells. This is a significant find for our country and we shall keep Kenyans informed," President Mwai Kibaki said in the middle of officiating a performance contracting conference for public servants in Nairobi.
"This is the first time Kenya has made such a discovery and it is very good news for our country. It is however the beginning of a long journey to make our country an oil producer, which typically takes in excess of three years," he added.
The news of discovery was received with jubilation by most Kenyans based on the reaction on the social media.
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