Statista (2022) estimates that only 90,000 Kenyans use Biogas against a population of 53 million. Kenyans.co.ke spoke to energy expert Jacob Nyambu on why Kenyans were not embracing biogas production.
Efficiency for Access (EforA) is a global coalition working to promote highperforming appliances that contribute to clean energy access for the world’s poorest people; its members have programmes and initiatives spanning 62 countries and 34 key technologies.
Lucy Nyanga Joseph is one of the only women solar technicians in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp, which together with the nearby Kalobeyei settlement hosts 249,000 refugees from 24 nationalities. Like Lucy, some of these refugees have fled conflict, insecurity, disasters, or threats of persecution; others were born in the camp.
In the remote Kenyan town of Insinya, farming, electricity production, and water conservation go hand in hand. A collaboration between local and foreign research organisations, farmers, and energy professionals, the facility is reportedly raising crop yields while producing cheap electricity and harvesting rainwater.
The climate crisis is a human tragedy. Countries in Africa are least responsible for causing it, but are among the countries most affected. Kenyans feel the impacts daily, including insecurity, hunger and death.
Up until 2019, nurses in three health facilities located in the semi-arid south-eastern Kenya region of Makueni County struggled to bring critical health services closer to a hard-to-reach population scattered across three remote, far-flung villages. In February 2019, a groundbreaking donation of a solar-powered freezer to the Kamboo health centre.
Started in 2020, French-Kenyan Stima Boda emerged from a desire to create a more equitable society and sustainable planet through e-mobility, because transport impacts greatly on climate change.
Three organisations have commissioned an integrated solar water desalination project for refugees in Kalobeyei camp, Turkana West subcounty. The host community and refugees will both benefit from the solar water desalination project for drinking, irrigation, fish farming and saline water farming.
Although Kenya generates a large chunk of its electricity from renewable sources such as hydropower and geothermal, it runs dozens of diesel-powered generation units following years of drought. The new solar mini-grids are part of a $150 million programme funded by the World Bank.