Irony of Lamu village that hosts power station but has no electricity

Lamu’s Ndeu village has no electricity despite hosting a substation supplying power to neighbouring communities. None of the households, in the village hosting 150 families, have been connected to electricity since December 2015 when the substation was put up.

Residents of this village still have to use lanterns and fires to light their houses, while their neighbours simply reach for switches on their walls, with the main supply line being from the Ndeu substation.

Nation.africa established that no house had electricity connection despite efforts by locals to fill forms to have their homes supplied with power.

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