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Economic Survey: Rural power connection up 33pc to stand at 703,190 customers

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Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri (centre), Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa (second left), Planning Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome (left), Director General of Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Zacharia Mwangi  and Board Chairman Prof Terry Ryan (right) during the official launch of the 2016 Economic Survey at Kenyatta International Convention Centre Tuesday. The survey shows that total installed electricity capacity increased by 6.3 per cent to 2,333.6 MW in 2015, while total electricity generation expanded by 4.1 per cent to 9,514.6 GWh during the same period. Demand for electricity increased from 7,415.4 million KWh in 2014 to 7,826.4 million KWh in 2015 while the number of customers connected under the Rural Electrification Programme (REP) rose by 33.0 per cent to stand at 703,190 customers as at July 2015, up from 528,552 as at July 2014. [Photo: Nicholas Nthenge/KNA]

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