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Monday, 25 March 2013

Kenya may forcibly acquire land for power lines

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) says it may have to forcefully acquire land where it needs to put up infrastructure to transmit electricity.

CEO Joel Kiilu says his company will spend more than US 17-million dollars to compensate those affected by its Mombasa-Nairobi and Rabai-Lamu lines.

Kenya is developing a regional power grid system which it hopes will allow it to generate enough electricity for its own needs while exporting excess to its neighbours.