Rural areas in dark with least power connections

PHOTO | JARED NYATYAYA | FILE Kenya Power employees replace an electricity pole in Eldoret. A survey seen by the Nation ranks North Eastern counties as the worst hit with few households having access to water, electricity, improved sanitation, housing and fuel.

What you need to know:

  • The country also lacks access to safe latrines or toilets which has led to the pollution of rivers and the spread of diseases.
    Access to toilets
  • Mandera County has the highest number—94 per cent of households that use traditional fuels while Nairobi—two per cent—has the lowest.
    Electricity also remains a dream for many households with only 23 per cent of Kenyans having access.

Majority of the country’s population has no access to basic amenities, a new survey has shown.


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