President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday launched 54 MW Garissa solar power plant, the largest in East and Central Africa.The solar power plant adds to Kenya’s profile as a leader in renewal energy generation in Africa.
President Kenyatta said the 13 billion shillings ($127 million) power plant is part of a broad government renewable energy strategy to harvest 400MW of electricity from the country’s vast solar resource.
He announced that Garissa in northern Kenya which was previously depended on unstable thermal power is now fully connected to the national power grid.
Kenyatta said the government is keen on narrowing the development gap between regions of the country adding that every Kenyan is part of his administration’s development agenda.
The Kenyan leader said his administration is keen on ensuring infrastructure projects are implemented across the country so as to create an enabling environment for investment, wealth and employment creation.