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More Kenyans to access electricity as World Bank gives Sh41 billion

By TF News Reporter

Over 630,000 Kenyans will benefit from access to electricity after the World Bank gave Sh41 billion ($457.5 million) to support the energy sector including the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC.Access to electricity is still a big challenge especially in the rural areasAccess to electricity is still a big challenge especially in the rural areas

According toe the bank, the money will support existing consumers to enjoy better quality of electricity services while KPLC that distributes power will be financially stronger.

We are making this significant and innovative investment in Kenya’s power sector to expand electricity access to low income households and small businesses as part of the nation’s push for shared prosperitysays Diarietou Gaye, World Bank Country Director for Kenya.

World Bank commits Sh400 billion to support energy generation in Africa

By TF News Reporter

The World Bank has committed $5 billion (Sh400 billion) to support energy projects in six African countries.World Bank funding is a big boost to energy sector in AfricaWorld Bank funding is a big boost to energy sector in Africa

The funds that comes as new technical support will benefit Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania—which have partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative.

Kenya and China signs Standard Gauge Railway financing

BY JIBRIL ADAN-PSCU

Kenya and China have signed an agreement on the financing of the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway project.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and President Kenyatta before signing the financial agreement in Nairobi (PHOTO-PSCU)Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and President Kenyatta before signing the financial agreement in Nairobi (PHOTO-PSCU)

President Uhuru Kenyatta was joined by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and three Heads of State from the East African region to witness the signing ceremony at State House, Nairobi.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to sign railway financing agreement with EAC leaders

By Ben Kinyanjui and PSCU

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who arrived in Nairobi Friday at the start of a three-day state visit is expected to meet with key leaders from the East African Community (EAC) for talks on infrastructure development.Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Nairobi Friday for crucial talksChinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Nairobi Friday for crucial talks

Mr Keqiang will on Sunday sign the Standard Gauge Railway Agreement between the Chinese government and regional leaders President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Kenya loses Sh27 billion due to poor sanitation, says secretary Judy Wakhungu

By Agencies

Kenya is losing Sh27 billion annually due to poor sanitation and hygiene, cabinet Secretary for Water, environment and natural resources Ms Judy Wakhungu has said.Less than half the Kenyan population have access to clean waterLess than half the Kenyan population have access to clean water

She however reiterated Kenya’s commitment to provide clean water and improve sanitation in order to bolster its’ citizen’s health.

New standard gauge railway line to start operations within the next five years

By Kazungu Chai (PSCU)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Standard Gauge railway line, he launched Thursday, will accelerate regional economic transformation by reducing transportation costs.President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret launch civil works for the new railway line in Mombasa Thursday (Photo-PSCU)President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret launch civil works for the new railway line in Mombasa Thursday (Photo-PSCU)

He said that is why Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda signed a Trilateral Agreement to expedite development of the high-speed railway connecting Mombasa to Kampala, and onwards to Kigali.

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