In Summary
  • A huge proportion of the billions invested in the projects is in form of commercial loans procured from development partners.

  • An audit report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko currently before the National Assembly has flagged a number of issues that, if not addressed, could see the taxpayer continue to suffer as a result of poor planning.

Kenyans might be forced to pay billions of shillings for electricity transmission since the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) is having trouble completing its projects on time.

The extra charge constitutes the contract cost variation — increased prices of materials — brought about by delays in completing the projects, or breach of agreements where Ketraco has terminated contracts

POOR PLANNING

A huge proportion of the billions invested in the projects is in form of commercial loans procured from development partners.

Wayleave compensation, which has greatly contributed to the delays, is another issue Ketraco Managing Director Fernandes Barasa and his team are grappling with.

The electricity transmission firm has Sh4.59 billion in pending wayleave compensation bills, which is likely to go up as the cost of land can only go up.

An audit report by Auditor-General Edward Ouko currently before the National Assembly has flagged a number of issues that, if not addressed, could see the taxpayer continue to suffer as a result of poor planning.

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