The National Public Street Lighting Project was launched by the Jubilee Government on the backdrop of the key flagship projects, with the aim of lighting up 52 towns across all 47 counties seeking to provide adequate public lighting to industrial/ residential areas, commercial Centres, roads, railway and public transport facilities and also to create a conducive environment for a 24hr economy envisaged under the country’s development vision.
This followed the success of the Pilot Project that was started in October 2014 by the Government covering Nairobi city, initially lighting 783 streets at an opening budget of Kshs. 953m. The Government subsequently committed 7.6billion to fund the current project which involves installation and repair of streetlights designed to enhance national security. Out of the 52 towns, - towns have been lit up and expected to be electrified by
So far, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri and a number of other towns have already been covered. The project is in progress at 60%.