200,000 Kenyans to benefit from wind project

By Nicholus Nduati

More than 200,000 Kenyans living in marginalized areas far from the national electricity grid are set to benefit with cheap wind generated electricity in four years’ time.

This is courtesy of the wind for prosperity project initiated by the Danish government that will target 13 marginalized areas.

About 68 percent of Kenyans still do not have electricity connections blamed on low generation capacity.

The project will be financed in part by the 18 billion shillings funding from the Danish government.

The Kenyan government is working on a program to double electricity connection in three years to utilize the enhanced generation capacity.

The first installations to the wind power project are expected late this year with efforts currently underway to identify areas with huge potential for wind energy in the country.