How Kenya Paid Millions for 'Non-Existent' Power

The government paid millions in penalties due to the delayed completion of the 430-kilometre high-voltage power line from the Lake Turkana wind turbines to Suswa sub-station in Narok, which is the country's main interchange for electricity coming from different sources. It was to be completed in 2016, but it was not until July 2019 that President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated the power line in Suswa following years of delays after the Spanish company that was awarded the contract for the construction got into financial difficulties.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta presses the switch for power transmission from Loiyangalani-Suswa line during the inauguration of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project on July 19, 2019.

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