Government Seeks Sh69Billion To Increase Electricity Penetration In Kenya

(Last Updated On: May 12, 2014)

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The Energy ministry has plans to borrow around sh69bn ($800 million) from different financiers to connect more Kenyans to the national electricity grid. According to Engineer Njoroge, the ministry already has sh13.7 billion which it intends to release this September.

The current electricity penetration in Kenya is at 32 per cent and the ministry has plans to hit ht 75 per cent mark. Kenya Power has around 2.3 million customers as of June last year and growth has been very slow due to the high cost of connection , which can go as high as ksh120,000. If the ministry hits 75 per cent it will have around 6 million customers.