The President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, has announced that Kenya has discovered oil in Turkana. The announcement has sparked celebrations among Kenyans with those on social media taking over conversation on Twitter and Facebook and making them relevant to the Turkana Oil find.

With the announcement, Turkana was one the top 10 global trending topics before different hashtags were adopted for the Turkana oil find conversations. #TurkanaOil has gained momentum and is trending worldwide now.