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Rural Electrification Authority, Kenya

The provision of high quality and affordable power connectivity to all Kenyans and the achievement of high standards of customer service through community participation will underwrite long-term sustainability and socio-economic development. Read more
  • Rural Electrification Authority Marketing Manager
  • Rural Electrical Authority, 6th Floor Chancery, Valley Road,
  • Nairobi
  • 34585-0010
  • Kenya
  • Tel: +254 020 4953000
  • Fax:
  • Web: www.rea.co.ke
The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) is one of the youngest State corporations in Kenya, having been established under Section 66 of the Energy Act (No 12 of 2006) as a result of the Government’s Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.

The establishment of the Authority was based on the realisation that there was still very low energy connectivity in most of rural Kenya that required urgent attention in order to achieve the goals of the Economic Recovery Strategy formulated in 2003.

The Authority was therefore created and became operational as a body corporate in 2007 with the objective of accelerating the pace of rural electrification, a function previously undertaken by the Ministry of Energy. Statistics on the provision and access of electricity have tended to paint a grim picture of Kenya’s rural areas, which for many years have been largely marginalised in critical infrastructural facilities such as electricity, roads, health centres, water and sanitation.

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