In preparation of the County’s Last Mile Connectivity Mass commissioning by the CS Energy, Hon. Charles Keter,H.E Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu accompanied the Kenya Power Mt. Kenya Regional Manager Kenneth Chege on 28th August 2018 in a visit to all the 6 Constituencies of Nyeri County i.e. Mathira, Tetu, Mukurweini, Othaya, Kieni and Nyeri Town to oversee the general preparedness of the County for the project.
The visit mapped out key areas with electricity needs, key electricity projects implemented under the last mile project (including the homes connected) and key street lighting projects proposed and implemented.
Over 400 homes so far have been connected to the National grid under the last mile electricity program while 25,000 homes will be connected once the project is commissioned by the Cabinet Secretary.
The last mile electricity program seeks to ensure that all areas within Nyeri County are connected to electricity. This is expected to stimulate economic activities within the County.