Kengen Hands Over 40 Kms Of Olkaria Iv Roads

KenGen conducted a consultative meeting with County CECM for Land Housing and Physical Planning Francis Mwang.The transition of ownership of at least 40 kms of road in Olkariais underway.

Its under the current Resettlement Action Plan of Olkaria IV.

The power station is situated in the Olkaria region of Nakuru County. Its next to Hell’s Gate National Park, some 114 kilometers (71 mi) southeast of Nakuru, where the county headquarters is located.

The power plant is among six presently already running, under constraint or proposed geothermal power plants in the Olkaria region of Nakuru County, Kenya.

The projects comprise Olkaria I, Olkaria II, Olkaria III and Olkaria IV. Olkaria V is under construction and Olkaria VI is expected to be completed in 2021.

Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Station

On 22 October 2014, Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya, opened Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Station

The 140 megawatts (187,743 hp) power plant cost KSh11.5 billion (US$ 126.5 million) to be installed, co-financed by the World Bank, the Kenyan government, and the EIB.

Hyundai Engineering of South Korea, Toyota Tsusho of Japan and KEC International of India produced the electromechanical components. In August 2014, 1000 Maasai citizens were moved to the area

The CECM praised the decision as a big step by KenGen on behalf of the County Government of Nakuru.

It is a sign of good working ties between the County Government and the Group, noting that this will make a crucial contribution to economic development and growth, as well as adding social benefits to the Olkaria group.

Francis Mwangi , Land, Housing and Physical Planning

Ongoing Support

The transition of ownership of the 40 Km road to the County Government of Nakuru follows its construction by KenGen.

Department chief officer Judyleah Waihenya reiterated the CECM’s words. She added that roads are opening up areas and promoting economic and social development.

KenGen Property Manager, Jennifer Oduor applauded the ongoing support by the county government and its willingness to discuss concerns that might occur.

The company looks forward to more fruitful partnerships with the community to boost district and distribution of services.

Roads chief executive Daniel Muthinga was also present during the deliberations.