Kenya will disburse about $15 million for the implementation of several projects to improve electricity supply in the western part of the country.
"We have undertaken major projects including the repair of substations and distribution lines, as well as the installation of additional transformers in Kisumu South, Chemelil, Muhoroni, and Bukembe to improve energy supply. We are also expanding the distribution network through the construction of new medium and low voltage lines in the region, in order to connect more households to the electricity grid," said Ken Tarus, the executive director of Kenya Power, the national electric company.
All of these projects are scheduled to be completed by 2019.
The implementation of these projects is part of the energy policy of the country that intends to achieve universal access to energy by 2020. Currently, more than 75% of Kenyans already have access to energy.