The government has announced a reduction in the cost of installing electricity from Sh35,000 to Sh15,000, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Wednesday.
During the launch of the Last Mile Connectivity Project and commissioning of the National Schools Electrification Project in Machakos, the president said that the reduction came after the government realized that there was an increase in power generation.
The Star reports that the move is expected to speed up the government’s agenda to have at least 70 per cent of Kenyan households connected to electricity by 2017.
The president added that the government has asked Kenya power to allow those who cannot pay the Sh15,000 at one go to get connected and have the option of making payment by installments through their bills, Citizen Tv reports.
The Last Mile Connectivity Project is meant to change how electricity connections will be made, significantly reducing the procedures that Kenyans have to go through to get power connections.
The project will now have Kenya Power and the Rural Electrification Authority moving from household to household asking Kenyans to allow them to connect their homes to electricity.
Watch the video report by NTV here
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