Kenya to Supply All Primary Schools With Power


generic geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In his presentation at the Cabinet and Principal Secretaries’ retreat in Nanyuki, abortion the Energy Cabinet Secretary said a number of schools had already been linked to the grid, buy and that the remaining 6,000 schools would be connected under the ongoing project.

He was responding to concerns raised, especially regarding the Laptop project.

Mr. Chirchir said that his ministry’s flagship projects were on course and would be achieved within the set time frames.

In particular, he said, his Ministry expected to meet the 5,000 MW target within five years.

In reply to concerns raised about the expected effect on the environment and water, he pointed out that 61% of the new energy would be supplied from renewable sources.

Mr. Chirchir confirmed that the new energy would lower the price per kilowatt hour to about Kshs 6.

He projected that within five years, the power projects would bring the number of Kenyans with electricity from 30% to between 75 and 80%.

On the Lamu to Lokichar crude oil pipeline, the Energy Cabinet Secretary said he expected the project would be ready by 2016.


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