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Kenya earmarks $149m for electricity access initiative

The Kenyan government is set to spend Sh15 billion ($149 million) to rollout a countrywide electricity connection through the Last Mile Connectivity project.

Energy cabinet secretary, Charles Keter, who was speaking at ACK St Joseph Kipkaren Parish in Uasin Gishu County, announced this over the weekend.

Keter said that the Jubilee government is determined to ensure nationwide power connectivity, the Daily Nation reported.

“The Jubilee government has no intention of locking out some parts of the country in the provision of electricity as all regions will be treated equally in the new connections to improve the lives of Kenyans,” he stressed.

According to Keter, Uasin Gishu County has been allocated about Sh1 billion ($10 million) in the electricity connectivity project set to be launched next month. Read more: Kenya Power: national connectivity project shows promising results

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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.