Over 7000 households connected to electricity in Lamu

Over 7000 households connected to electricity in Lamu

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Kenya Power technicians repairing an electricity line. PHOTO/FILE.

Lamu, KENYA: Over 7000 households in Lamu County have been connected to the national grid in the national government’s plan to ensure electricity supply to rural areas in Kenya.

According to Lamu county commissioner Joseph Kanyiri,between 2013 and 2016 about of 48% of households in Lamu have so far been connected to reliable electricity.

Speaking in his office on Sunday,Kanyiri said a total of 7,251 households have electricity as compared to 3,791 households back in 2013.

He said the government is also putting up 1,296 street lights of various roads and streets in the county at a sh.40 million cost.

Kanyiri said in order for the laptop project to primary schools in Lamu to succeed,the national government had ensured 109 public schools are connected to electricity.

“The government has put in place enough measures to ensure locals can access electricity. Special consideration has especially been given to public primary schools to ensure the laptop project is a success,”said Kanyiri.