About REA

Lighting up Rural Kenya

The Rural Electrification Authority was established under Section 66 of the Energy Act, 2006 (No 12 of 2006) as a body corporate. The Authority was created in order to accelerate the pace of rural electrification in the country, a function which was previously undertaken by the Ministry of Energy.

Our Mandate
To accelerate the pace of rural electrification in order to promote sustainable socio-economic development


  • REA to light up Kibera

    REA recently sent out a tender for the supply, installation and commissioning of high mast flood lighting in Kibera.

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  • REA Holds Meetings with contractors

    REA recently held various meetings with its contractors spread across the country. The Nyanza regional meeting of  contractors was held on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2014 at Royal City Hotel in Kisumu County.

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Our Mission

To efficiently provide high quality and affordable electricity connectivity in all rural areas and to achieve high standards of customer service through advancing community participation to ensure long term sustainability and socio-economic development

Public Complaints Hotline Numbers

Phone: (+254) 20 4953000/3600             Mobile: (+254) 728 482987/8
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Our Latest Projects

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Kitui County Rural Project

REA launched power project in Kitui County on 22nd May, 2014. Chief Executive Officer Ng’ang’a Munyu and Kitui Governor Julius Malombe, launched a Sh200 million electrification project plan to connect...

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REA taking Lead role in National Laptop Project

REA taking Lead role in National Laptop Project

Rural Electrification Authority is taking a lead role in provision of infrastructural support in readiness for the rollout of the national laptop project. Since 2013, REA has been implementing a...

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CEO meeting with Head of State

CEO meeting with Head of State

The CEO after a meeting with the Head of State to discuss the electrification of primary schools at State House in Nairobi in September 2014.

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