Kenyan rural electrification budget cut by Sh2.6bn

Some homes in rural Kenya will have to wait longer to get electricity after the budget for building transmission lines and installing transformers was cut by Sh2.6 billion.

MPs on Thursday voted for the removal of Sh1 billion from the Energy ministry budget for taking power lines and transformers to rural Kenya in a plan known as the last mile.

The lawmakers also approved a cut of Sh600 million for buying transformers for constituencies and Sh500 million for connecting schools and health centres to the grid.

Full article: Business Daily



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