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Govt moves to avert power outages

The Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Energy to end power outages in the country. The move will also help the economy grow.

President William Ruto, who chaired the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said frequent power failure was hurting Kenya’s investment profile and the public.

It resolved that the transmission line system should be unbundled.

The move, which involves the separation of generation, transmission and distribution of power, will ensure that the entire country is not thrown to darkness if a line fails.

To deal with the overloading of transmission lines that causes outages, the Cabinet noted that the Bomet-Narok line will be constructed.

Funded in 2016, the line has not been built due to legal disputes.

The Cabinet was also informed that negotiations on the Kenya-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement had been completed.

The agreement, giving Kenya more access to the European Union market, is expected to be signed at State House next week

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