KPLC awards contracts for implementation of the Last Mile Project

Nairobi, 10th December, 2015

National electricity distributor, Kenya Power, today signed 11 agreements with contractors to pave way for full implementation of the Last Mile Connectivity Project in January 2015.

The Company’s Managing Director and CEO, Dr Ben Chumo, said the African Development Bank (AfDB) being the financier of the project recently concluded approval procedures giving the power utility consent to engage with contractors who won bids to implement the USD150 million (Shs.15 billion) project.

Dr Chumo said the contracts signoff signals commencement of the initial phase of the project countrywide that will connect approximately 314,000 households to electricity and providing electricity access to an additional 1.5 million Kenyans,” said Dr Chumo.

“A total of 5,320 existing distribution transformers will be utilised to the maximum through extension of low voltage network which entails construction of 12,000 kilometers of low voltage distribution lines. Customers within 600 metre transformer radius will be connected at a subsidised cost of Shs.15,000 under the programme,” said Dr Chumo.

Dr Chumo revealed that the entire project will be supervised and managed by Feedback Infra Pvt and Maknes Consulting Engineers and will be implemented over a period of 18 months starting January 2016.

For more information, contact:
Corporate Communications Department
The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited
Tel. 3201622/39 or/43