Kenya leads East Africa peers in electricity access

The electricity access rate in Kenya is the highest in East Africa according to the latest report from the World Bank tracking global achievements in sustainable energy for all.

Kenya Power noted in a statement, according to The Energy Progress Report that was released by the World Bank on 2nd May covering the period up to 2016, electricity access rate in Kenya stood at 56%, compared to Tanzania (32.8%), Rwanda (29.37%), Uganda (26.7%) and Burundi (7.5%).

The electricity access rate in the country stood at 73.42% as at the end of April 2018, owing to various national electrification projects that have been undertaken by Kenya Power such as the Last Mile Connectivity Project and GPOBA that targets informal settlements in urban areas and low-income households in the rural areas.

Published in ESI Africa, 9th May, 2018