Govt maintains power connections fees remain Sh15,000

July 27, 2016
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Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter speaking during the ongoing State House Energy Summit has however pointed out that the cost may increase depending with the distance from a transformer/FILE
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter speaking during the ongoing State House Energy Summit has however pointed out that the cost may increase depending with the distance from a transformer/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 – The Government has maintained that the connectivity fee in the country for Kenyans living within 600 metres away from a transformer remains Sh15,000.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter speaking during the ongoing State House Energy Summit has however pointed out that the cost may increase depending with the distance from a transformer.

He says the Government plan to connect all Kenyans to the national grid is on course under the last mile connectivity programme, with a pledge to reduce power charges

Already 14,000 primary schools have been connected to the power line with Keter saying the Government has done an extra 794 kilometers of transmission lines, which has enhanced reliability of power.

Since June 2013 to June this year, the Government has connected 2.2 million households to power, reaching about 12million Kenyans according to Kenya Power Managing Director Ben Chumo.

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