Kenya’s energy sector is poised to receive 15 billion shillings to be channeled towards rural electrification under the last mile connectivity project. This new funding has doubled with the African Development Bank maintaining it will continue to extends its support towards the government.
AfDB has given Kenya a total of USD 15 million for both phase one of the last mile project and will add a similar amount of money for the second phase, bringing the total to usd30 million. Both funding will see over 600,000 Kenyan households connected to electricity with 314,000 targeted in the initial phase. The project is jointly funded by the government of Kenya, the AfDB and the World Bank.