China Aerospace Construction Group (CACG) will construct the 40 km, 400kV Isinya-konza power transmission line. China Exim Bank will fund the project that is set for completion within 30 months.
The power project includes the construction of four 250km high voltage power transmission and distribution lines. In addition, the project will see the expansion of eight power transformation stations.
The new transmission and distribution line will power Konza and the surrounding counties such as Machakos, Kajiado, and Makueni.
According to Charles Keter, CS Energy, the move will see Konza actualize the silicon valley dream. Konza will spur innovation as the project will offer a secure and stable power guarantee for the businesses.
Power is a prerequisite for the development of manufacturing industry a pillar in President Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda.