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Affordable power connections for Kenyan poor

The Kenyan CEO of Kenya Power Dr. Ben Chumo announced a lower power connection scheme for marginalised communities in Kenya over the weekend.

Presenting at the Kiganjo Polytechnic Grounds in Gatundu South, Chumo conveyed that Kenya Power had entered into a partnership with the World Bank to bring affordable electricity to residents who do not have access to the centralised grid, Standard Digital reported.

Factors such as poverty, lack of, or poor infrastructure and remote locations are the primary causes of power inaccessibility in the country.

This initiative called the Global Partnership on Output Based Aid, affords informal settlements power access at Sh1160 (US$12.7) compared to the current Sh35000 (US$381.8).


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Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
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