Long way to Kenya’s dream of clean energy as wood is chosen over LPG

The traditional three-stone open firewood cooking method remains the most common in Kenya, with 58 per cent of the population using it, says the Kenya Cooking Sector Report.

Between 1999 and 2018, the number of households using LPG gas increased about six times from approximately 0.6 million to 3.7 million.

Kerosene use for cooking is still prevalent in urban low-income areas—1.7 million households in Kenya or 14 per cent of the total population cook with kerosene.

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