France will inject 9.5 mega watts of power into Kenya’s grid drastically lowering the cost of energy.
This after the two countries signed a Sh3.63 billion deal for power grids in three northern Kenya counties.
The installation us seen as a boost to the economy supplementing efforts by the government to provide affordable power to all Kenyans.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault witnessed the signing of the deal at State House in Nairobi on Monday.
The pact will provide funds for a mini-grid retrofitting project that will be implemented by Kenya Power and will see the installation of 9.5MW of additional power in the counties.
An additional 0.6MW will be pumped by wind power.
The projects will involve the setting up of mini-grids at 23 sites, including Banisa, Baragoi, Daadab, Eldas, Elwak, Faza, Habaswein, Hola, and Hulugho.
Other sites that will benefit from the funding are Kiunga, Mandera, Maikona, Merti, Mfangano, North Horr, Laisamis, Lokichogio, Lokiriama, Lokitang, Lokori, Rhamu and Takaba.