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.