Kenya to start exporting crude oil in June 2017


Mombasa, KENYA: Kenya will start exporting crude oil in June 2017.

Speaking during a media workshop in Mombasa on Monday, deputy director of renewable energy in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Eng. Mwamzali Shiribwa said the country will be exporting 2,000 barrels per day.

He said the move will boost Kenya’s economy since oil is a precious commodity.

“We as a country discovered oil sometimes back.We have been extracting it and now we begin a new chapter of exporting,” he said.

On the Last Mile project, he said only 615 primary schools are yet to be connected to the electricity grid.

Eng. Mwamzali said 23,401 public primary schools were registered in 2013 and so far 22,786 have been electrified.

“Some schools have not been connected to the electricity grid because they have changed hands. Some were mission run but have since been acquired by the govt,” he added.

He also added that access to electricity has increased from 27% in 2013 to 60% in 2017.

The Last Mile Connectivity Project aims to support the Government’s initiatives of ensuring increased electricity access to Kenyans.

This is done by enesuring the existing distribution transformers are exploited to the maximum through extension of low voltage network to reach households lying within transformers protections distance.