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 Partners with Akon to Light up homes in Kajiado West

    Akon, an American music star has set his sights on a brighter future for Kenya amongst other African countries.  REA has partnered with Akon to Light up rural homes in Kenya using solar energy through his  initiative called the Akon Lighting Africa project which intends to harness one of Africa’s greatest resources – the sun – to power homes with efficient, clean energy.  His pilot project in Kenya is being implemented in Olosho – Oibor Village, Kajiado West Constituency (17 kilometres from Ngong town).


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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 and American Music Star Akon, to discuss Akon's Lighting Africa Project at State House in Nairobi in September 2014

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