From [HERE] Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding president, narrowly won last Monday's presidential election outright, defeating main rival Prime Minister Raila Odinga, according to provisional results released early Saturday. Kenyatta won 50.03 percent of votes cast against 43.28 percent for Odinga, news agencies reported. Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is due to announce the official result on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Kenyatta faces trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in July for crimes against humanity for his alleged role in fueling communal violence after the 2007 election. His running mate, William Ruto, faces similar charges. More than 1,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of others forced from their homes in the unrest.
Although Kenya is the biggest and most advanced economy in east and central Africa and a minority of the urban population often leaves a misleading impression of affluence, Kenya is still a poor developing country with a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.509, putting the country at position 143 out of 185 – one of the lowest in the world and half of Kenyans live in absolute poverty.
Kenya has proven oil deposits in Turkana District: President Mwai Kibaki announced on 26 March 2012 that Tullow Oil, an Anglo-Irish oil exploration firm, had struck oil but its commercial viability and subsequent production would take about three years to confirm.