Kenya seeks EOIs from private power distributors

by sneha
September 26th, 2023

Kenya Power and Lighting Company has invited expressions of interest (EoI) from private companies to operate electricity distribution networks in nine informal settlement areas or slums in Nairobi.

The project has been divided into nine lots covering Mukuru, Kibera, Mathare, Kibagare, Deep Sea, Mji wa Huruma, Githogoro, Kiambiu and Kamukunji.

The private electricity distributors can choose their preferred mode of compensation: bulk purchase of power from Kenya Power and resale or earning commission on energy sales.


Areas selected for private electricity distribution



The operators will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of medium and low-voltage networks, installation of meters or sub-meters, revenue collection, enforcement of power safety standards and security of installations, and customer service and stakeholder engagements.

Interested firms are required to submit EOIs by 18 October 10h30, following which Kenya Power will issue a request for proposals to prequalified companies.

The Chief Officer (Innovations)
Business Strategy
Stima Plaza, 6th Floor, Kolobot Road, Parklands.
P. O. Box 30099 - 00100Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 3201756/0711031756
Email:; Copy to:

The tender can be found here.

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