Germany, Kenya sign agreements in energy and water sector

CS Rotich with Ambassador Peschke and Klaus Müller, head of department of the KfW for East Africa

Germany and Kenya Friday signed an agreement for the realization of two development projects in the water and in the energy sector.

At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Peschke welcomed the agreement as a sign of deepened cooperation between Germany and Kenya.

He underlined that the cooperation in the priority areas water and energy will be beneficial for the future of both countries.

The German Development Bank KfW provides 33.05 million Euro to the Nairobi Water Distribution Project to improve water supply to under-served areas in Kenya’s capital.

More than 4 million people will benefit from increased access to water.

As part of the support to the water sector, Germany will also assist capacity building of the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company amounting to 2.3 million Euros.

For another important project, the Bogoria-Silali geothermal electricity project, Germany via the Development Bank KfW will finance the drilling of 20 wells at a cost of 80 million Euro.

The objective is to increase electricity production in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030. The project will be implemented by the Geothermal Development Company.