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Nairobi, Tuesday, 28th September 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) hasnearly tripled its allocation of procurement opportunities to Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

This revelation was made during a sensitization meeting with women-owned suppliers today, where KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano said KenGen had set aside specific procurement opportunities to be awarded to the special category groups categories under the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) programme.

“I am happy to note that exclusive allocations for the special groups of youth, women, and persons with disabilities have steadily grown over the past seven years,” said Mrs. Miano.

The KenGen CEO added that KenGen had about 900 firms registered in KenGen’s Supplier Relationship Management System (SRM) under the special/disadvantaged groups categories and was confident that the number was bound to grow towards achieving the 30% target of the company’s total procurement under the AGPO programme.

During the sensitisation meeting targeting 758 registered women-owned enterprises, Mrs. Miano explained the company’s procurement and budgeting cycle highlighting the various opportunities earmarked for women-owned enterprises and other special groups.

The event offered an opportunity for women-owned enterprises to share their experiences and an opportunity to ask questions.

In her remarks, Mrs. Miano encouraged women-owned suppliers not to shy off from participating in high value tenders for technical engineering goods and services including those falling under the national and international category.

“While it is clear that government has set aside 30% of procurement opportunities to the special groups, nothing stops women suppliers from bidding and tendering for the big contracts as well,” said Mrs. Miano.

Mrs. Miano said KenGen has made arrangements with some local banks and financial institutions to support special groups. In addition, the Company has partnered with other organisations including International Finance Corporation to conduct capacity building for women-owned enterprises and also help them to access financing.

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

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KenGen, Thursday, September 23, 2021: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has kicked-off the construction of a Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Tana Power Station located in Muranga County, in a move to boost innovation in the company.

The construction of R&D Centre which will also double up as an archive for the Company is expected to take 18 months to complete, making KenGen one of the first public sector entities in Kenya to establish such a facility.

Speaking during the foundation stone laying ceremony, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Mrs. Rebecca Miano, said the project which was five weeks ahead of its implementation plan is part of KenGen’s overall Diversification Strategy and will go a long way in helping the NSE-listed firm to identify and implement new revenue streams much faster.

"With this facility, KenGen employees now have a place to carry out trials, tests, experiments and pilot new business in the context of our diversification strategy," said Mrs. Miano, adding that the facility will conceive ideas that will change the company's business and the energy sector for good.

At the same time, Mrs. Miano said the company had put in place measures to ensure that the employees and contractors working on the project were safe and observing the laid-down protocols for COVID-19.

The KenGen CEO thanked the local community for continuous support over the years noting that the project had so far benefited the local community through provision of employment for skilled, and semi-skilled workforce. The Contractor assigned to the project has so far engaged a total of 92 short term contract staff, comprising 81 male and 11 female from the local community.

As a one-of-a-kind innovation hub, the facility will provide locally sourced technological solutions for electricity generation, further augmenting KenGen's endeavors to increase generation capacity and diversify its project portfolio.

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About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company's primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources, namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

For media queries, please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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