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KETRACO Resumes Transmission Lines in Kajiado

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A 400 Kv Mombasa/Nairobi electricity transmission line project passing through Kajiado County is set to resume following an agreement reached between the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) and the Kajiado Maa community.

The decision was reached at a meeting by Maasai leaders presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Tuesday where it was resolved that the project should begin in one week’s time after the issue of land compensation was concluded.

The meeting agreed that people whose land the Ketraco powerlines will pass through will be compensated under the Government’s 30 per cent compensation policy.

This comes after Energy CS Charles Keter in February recommended a full audit report on the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company over alleged corruption.

The CS questioned the way the company dished out compensation money from Rabai in the Coast to Kajiado.

Ketraco later suspended two top officials accused of colluding with locals to frustrate government efforts to acquire land for construction of high voltage lines to transmit power.

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