North Kenya set for financial boost from energy improvements

14/06/2012 - Kenya property & investment news Posted by Neil King
North Kenya set for financial boost from energy improvements

The northern part of Kenya is set to be given a financial boost in the coming years by the introduction of Africa's largest wind farm, according to the government. Discoveries of oil resources and new energy plans will lead to infrastructure improvements in the area, ministers say, including a railway and northern highway across North Kenya. It could also lead to more property investment coming into the country as people see the improvements being made to the north of the country. Mzalendo Kibunjia, who heads the national cohesion and integration commission, explained that times are changing. "This country has long been divided between low potential regions and high potential regions, according to a very deliberate government policy," he explained. "But now the low potential is becoming the high potential." It comes after plans were announced last month to create economic zones in Kenya, in an attempt to help create jobs and financial growth.