In Nairobi, power blackouts are decreasing and electricity bills are getting cheaper. Over time, infrastructural improvement and the development of geothermal resources are improving the country’s power situation.
The geothermal energy that has been added to the national grid has saved the country millions of dollars in diesel which had been relied upon heavily to help bolster the power supply. Around 70 percent of Kenya’s power comes from renewable sources but the government is investing heavily to try and increase that further.
Jeff Murage, from the Kenya Association of Manufacturing says: "There has been some progress in the sector; there is a lot of genuine government support towards improving the energy situation in the country, but over time I think there has to be a concerted effort towards ensuring that we have cheaper, better quality power in the long term."
Al Jazeera’s Erica Wood reports from Nakuru, Kenya.
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