Press Releases

Fallen trees damage power lines in Nairobi

October 18th 2014


The rain storms that hit several parts of Nairobi and its environs yesterday left a trail of destruction on the power supply infrastructure and customers without electricity.

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Government releases Shs.381 million for Nairobi street lights project

Monday, 13th October, 2014

The Government has released Shs.381.2 million to Kenya Power to rehabilitate Nairobi’s street lights and help promote a 24 hour economy in the city, Kenya Power Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo has said.

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Shs.45 million upgrade project to stabilise power supply in Nairobi

Sunday, 12th October, 2014
Parts of Nairobi were without electricity this weekend as Kenya Power intensified its Boresha Umeme programme to rehabilitate power equipment and network in the city.

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Nairobi street lights project to usher in 24 hour economy initiative

09th October, 2014
The government has kicked off a Shs.10 billion initiative to promote a 24 hour economy by rehabilitating street lights in Nairobi City County.

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Thirteen arid counties to benefit from solar lamp project

Kenya Power will implement a Government plan to procure and distribute 24,500 solar lanterns that will benefit 13 counties in arid and semi-arid areas, the Company’s Deputy Manager for Off-Grid Power Stations, Eng. Henry Gichungi has revealed.

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Electricity fraud suspects arraigned in court

Monday, 06th October, 2014

Two men were today arraigned in Nairobi’s Milimani Court for allegedly obtaining a total of Shs.230,000 from Kenya Power customers by false pretense.

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Power demand forecasting programme launched

 1st  October, 2014

Kenya Power has launched a data gathering web portal that will help forecast the country’s electricity demand, enable timely power connections for prospective investors and enhance service delivery to large power consumers.

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Kenya Power supports counties’ growth

22nd September 2014

Kenya Power has negotiated with various financial institutions to provide credit to Kenyans to enable them connect electricity to their homes and businesses, the firm’s Managing Director and CEO Dr Ben Chumo has said.

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Photos - Narok Gets Connected

2nd September 2014
Narok County Deputy Governor, Mrs Everline Aruasa, speaks at a Kenya Power substation in the Narok town yesterday when Kenya Power staff conducted an exercise to upgrade the power network, as the Company’s Managing Director, Dr Ben Chumo, listens. Kenya Power installed new conductors on lines and built additional lines at a cost of Shs.60 million to improve reliability to the county renown for its tourism attractions.

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6,000 Narok residents to get electricity this year

Saturday, 30th August, 2014

Kenya Power will connect 6,000 Narok residents with electricity as part of the Company’s ambitious plan to connect one million additional customers this financial year, the Company’s Managing Director & CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo has said.

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AfDB lends Shs.13 billion for power connections initial phase

Monday, 25th August, 2014

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed a USD150 million loan (approximately Shs.13 billion) to the government to finance part of the one million new electricity connections target announced by Kenya Power for this financial year.

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One million Kenyans to get power connection this year

Sunday, 24th August, 2014


Kenya Power plans to connect one million additional customers to the national grid this financial year representing 36% growth in its customer base, the Company’s Managing Director & CEO. Dr. Ben Chumo has revealed.

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Electricity prices to come down, assures Eng. Njoroge

Sunday, 10th August, 2014

Kenyans will benefit from approximately 47% reduction in electricity prices in the next three years owing to increased generation from cheaper sources of power, Principal Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Eng. Joseph Njoroge, has said.

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Shs.16 million Makutano ma Mwala - Kithimani power line commissioned

Friday, August 8th 2014

Kenya Power has commissioned a newly constructed power line along Makutano ma Mwala – Kithimani Road in Machakos County completed at a total cost of Shs.16 million.

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Homa Bay County industrialisation plans

Monday 4th July, 2014

Homa Bay Governor, Mr Cyprian Awiti says his administration has ambitious plans to set up fish based industries in the County, noting that the region fronted 80 percent of Lake Victoria.

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Shs.60 billion to expand electricity access

Monday, 28th July, 2014

Kenya is negotiating a Shs.60 billion loan from African Development Bank (ADB) to finance an ambitious plan to expand the country’s electricity access from the current 32% to 70% in five years.

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Shs.50 million to improve electricity supply in Westlands and Parklands

Friday, 25th July, 2014

Kenya Power will this weekend conduct a massive exercise to rehabilitate power equipment and network serving Nairobi’s commercial and social hubs of Westlands, Parklands and Loresho areas that will cost the Company Shs.50 million.

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Stima Loan to help 300,000 connect to electricity

22nd July, 2014

Kenya Power will receive Shs.3.6 billion (30 million Euros) from the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU) to connect approximately 300,000 electricity customers through Stima Loan arrangement in the next four years.

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Shs.100 million to improve Kisumu’s power supply

12th July, 2014

Kenya Power will spend Shs.100 million this weekend in a project aimed at improving the quality of power supply in Kisumu, the Company’s Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo has said.

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Kenya Power ups Coast power upgrade

27th June, 2014
In recognition of the significance of the tourism industry to the country’s economy, Kenya Power is directing more resources towards revamping the electricity infrastructure in the Coast area to ease blackouts and improve quality of power supplied to customers, the firm’s Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo, said today.


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Kenya Power earns Shs.1 billion from fibre optic business

19th June, 2014

Kenya Power has generated a total of Shs.1billion from its fibre optic business in the last four years, the Company’s Chief Manager for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Eng. Samuel Ndirangu, has revealed.


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Kenya Power improves supply to Machakos County

12 June, 2014

Kenya Power has spent Shs.123 million to improve the quality of electricity supply to Machakos town, and Shs.14 million on a 33 kilometer street lighting system on the Kithimani-Makutano ma Mwala Road, currently under construction by the Machakos County Government.

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Transmission towers vandalised

6 June 2014

Two electricity transmission towers on a high voltage line emanating from Kamburu hydropower station collapsed today after vandals stole support bracings at Brookside area in Ruiru, Nairobi.


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