The government will spend Sh1.2 billion for provision of electricity in Bomet County.The Cabinet Secretary for Energy Mr Charles Keter said recently that out of these funds, World Bank would contribute Sh1 billion while African Development Bank would offer the remaining Sh200 million.
The CS was speaking at Kapsimbiri village in Bomet East Constituency, recently while commissioning provision of power to two rural homes in the village.
He said the government was committed in the provision of electricity to all institutions and homes to assist the area residents embark on gainful economic ventures to improve their livelihoods and spur the region’s economic growth.
“We have lowered the connection of power from Sh35, 000 to Sh15, 000 so that all Kenyans could access electricity in their homes and we will lower it further,” he said.
Mr Keter assured the local residents that the government would connect power at the local water source so that it could pump it to the reservoir and distribute it to area residents and Kapsimbiri schools.
He told the Kenya Power staff who were present at the meeting to ensure that homes and learning institutions that have been identified for power connectivity were promptly lit.
The Energy Secretary was accompanied by Education Principal Secretary Dr Kipsang Belio who assured Kenyans that all the loopholes had been sealed and there would be no examination irregularities in both KCPE and KCSE this year.
The PS said the government would provide Sh2 million for the expansion of Kapsimbir Secondary School and Sh1 million for a similar purpose for the primary section. Dr Belio at the same time disclosed that the government would provide 20 computes to the secondary school.