Last Mile Project Hitches Burn Kenya Power

When Kenya in 2015 set out on an ambitious plan to connect over two million households to the electricity mains, there was hope of bridging a development hiatus between those in rural and urban areas.

But years into the initiative, the project remains dogged by failures including missed targets and faulty equipment–placing its implementer, Kenya Power on the radar of the State and its financier, the African Development Bank (AfBD).

The latest report by the Auditor-General captures the drawbacks that continue to affect the project that is in its second phase of implementation.

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