Power from recycled water lights up Kirinyaga businesses

The hydraulic power installation at Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kirinyaga County. The project uses recycled water to generate cheap electricty for local businesses. PHOTO | RACHEL KIBUI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Particularly, this programme has focused on the installation of the ultra-low head micro power systems in Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • It involves recycling water from the tunnels within the irrigation scheme to produce energy.
  • The low-cost power will encourage many, especially the youth, to venture into businesses.
  • In particular, SDG 7 on clean energy and SDG 9 on industry, are addressed by the LCET programme.

The mention of recently concluded Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad VI) sends the thoughts of many to Nairobi city, which has recently become a favourite destination for international meetings.


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