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DRIVING UP CONSUMPTION

KAMAU: Electricity accessibility incomplete without affordability

It’s only through affordable power that the real gains of rural electrification can be realised.

In Summary
  • A key driver in electricity consumption in rural Kenya is likely to be the demand for hot water showers powered by instant heaters.
  • The TV set as a big screen will be the second or third most desired home appliance in newly connected rural households.

Kenya Power's last-mile electrification programme has achieved one of the world's fastest connectivity rates in the last five years.

Indeed, Kenya’s power connectivity rate is one that is well ...