Economy Nairobi uses half of Kenya’s powerEnergy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. The heavy concentration of power consumption in Nairobi indicates inequality in the country’s economic development, which has partly been attributed to the previous centralised system of government which guided sharing of resources since independence. Power consumption is often an indicator of the number of electrical equipment plugged into the national grid — including industrial machinery — pointing to economic output. In the period to June, Kenya’s maximum power demand stood at 1,656 megawatts, out of which 831 megawatts came from Nairobi, representing a 50.2 per cent share. Kenya Power has divided the country into four regions; Nairobi, Mount Kenya, Coast and Western.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 02, 2018 09:11 UTC