Prime Minister Raila Odinga has asked the government South Korea to help Kenya attain self-sufficiency in Energy as a path to industrial development.
The PM asked for collaboration that will see Kenya exploit its full potential for geothermal and coal power. He also wants Korea to support Kenya‘s dreams for the development of nuclear power.
Speaking at a bilateral meeting with Korea’s Prime Minister Mr. Kim Hwang Sik in Seoul, Mr. Odinga said Kenya is under exploiting its energy resources because of lack of finances. He said that the coal power plant to be constructed by Daewoo Corporation in Kilifi would be producing about 300 MW while the government’s real goal is to have 1000 MW out of the station. Mr. Odinga said in the Rift Valley where the potential for geothermal power stands at 7000 MW, the country is currently producing only 150 MW.