Sunday, February 1, 2015

Electricity Connection Will Now Cost Sh 1,160 from Sh35,000

Kenyans have a reason to smile after Kenya Power entered into a deal with the World Bank and African Development Bank that will see the connection fee drastically drop from Sh35,000 to only Sh1,160.
According to Kenya Power chief executive Ben Chumo, the two financial institutions will pump Sh12.2 billion to make electricity more accessibility to Kenyans.

Only 35 percent of Kenyans have access to electricity. Kenya Power is rehabilitating street lighting in Nairobi city and its environs. 30 substations are set to be completed by the end of this financial year. This will ensure that many rural folks and those with low incomes will access electricity and it will not be a preserve of the rich.

Kenya Power has been criticized of late for consistent power outages in many parts of the country.

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