Kenya's power imports up 63.7% after Uganda offer

Kenya’s electricity imports shot up by 63.7 percent in the first eight months compared to a similar period last year despite official data showing the country generates more power than it consumes.

The Energy ministry attributes the sharp growth to a 50 percent tariff cut that Uganda offered Kenya from June.

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the ministry opted for the cheaper imports to supply the western parts of the country whose demand has been on the rise. The region is also yet to be hooked onto the geothermal power from Olkaria.

Read more at Business Daily (Edwin Okoth)

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