Kenya Switches to Thermal Power as Govt Rules Out Loadshedding
The Ministry of Energy said the cost of fuel will rise as the current drought has affected the output of hydro plants like the Seven Forks Dam on Tana River, Sondu-Miriu in western Kenya, and Turkwel Gorge in the northwestern part of the country.
East African, 18 January 2017
Kenya is injecting thermal electricity into the national grid to compensate for hydro generation -- which has affected by low water levels due to poor rainfall last year. Read more »
Nation, 13 January 2017
Eleven counties have been hit hard by the ongoing drought, which Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said is getting worse. Read more »
Capital FM, 4 January 2017
At least 23 counties are experiencing drought, the worst of its kind in the country compared to 2011. Read more »