The Star (Nairobi)

13 June 2014

Kenya: Mutua's Sh137 Million for Electricity

THE Kenya Power has spent Sh137million to improve the quality of electricity supply in Machakos town, Governor Alfred Mutua has said. He said this includes the 33km street lighting project on the Kithimani-Makutano and Mwala road.

Mutua said more than six shopping centers and hundreds of new customers will benefit from the project. "This street lighting which includes a wide range angle of CCTV cameras at various points will fight highway crime in this county," he said.

Mutua said the project entails doubling the capacity of the Machakos substation near Machakos town from 7.5MVA to 15MVA and fitting of a new control room.

"The substation will receive alternative supply through a new three million inter-connector next month from Kiboko substation near Emali on Mombasa road incase of a breakdown at the Athi River substation," he said. Mutua said the substation will serve about 40000 customers managing director Ben Chumo on a tour of the street lighting project yesterday.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.