With power rationing and high cost electricity bills surrounding Kenyans, there seems to be a new plan to curb power shortages and interruptions. Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and African Development Bank (ADB) is negotiating Sh 60billion loan to boost electricity access from the current 32% to 70%.

According to a statement released by Cabinet Secretary Energy and Petroleum, Davis Chirchir said “the negotiations are at an advanced stage and will see the agreement completed by December this year to pave way for the first loan disbursement of Ksh 12 billion of this financial year.

This money will be used to take electricity closer to potential users thus increasing the number of customers from the existing 2.8 million to about 8million in five years to come.

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