Nairobi (Kenya): The president of Kenya said
on Monday that oil had been discovered for the first time in his
East Africa nation.
President Mwai Kibaki said that oil was discovered in the
country's northwest over the weekend.
Kibaki cautioned that commercial viability is still
uncertain. He said it was good news for the country but that
the discovery was the beginning of a long journey before Kenya
could becomes an oil producer.
The discovery was made in Kenya's Turkana region.
Neighbouring South Sudan and Uganda both have oil industries.
First Published: Monday, March 26, 2012, 18:54