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Electricity penetration in Kenya


Increase in electricity connectivity has been driven by the last mile project .

The government through the Kenya Power #ticker:KPLC , rolled out the project in 2015.

The government aims a connectivity rate of 70 per cent by the end of this year 2017.

Data from the World Bank and Kenya Power indicates that more than 60 per cent of Kenyan households were connected to the grid by the end of 2016.

Across the continent, World Bank estimates 600 million people have no access to electricity. This represents 70 per cent of the continent’s population.