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Kenya power

Kenya power technician disconnecting illegal electricity connection at Milimani Estate in Nakuru town on March 30, 2021.

Photo credit: Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Part of our problem is that we have inherited very expensive politically motivated thermal plants.
  • Kenya Power has been asking counties to sign agreements allowing it to continue with reticulation.

The country faced a major power blackout this week. The spectre of sabotage and vandalism of the power transmission grid is cause for worry, particularly given the effort to reform the sector and bring down the cost of power. Could it be a case of corruption fighting back?

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