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


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

Mobile: (+254) 709 193 000       Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                


Our Latest Projects

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Partnership with Kakamega County

The C.E.O Mr. Peter Mbugua recently hosted H.E Wycliffe Oparanya Governor Kakamega County at REA Headquaters to sign an MOU to actualize electricity connectivity in Kakamega under the matching fund...

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This project involves installation of five (5) extension transformers per constituency in the grid areas where HT lines have previously been done. A total of about 1,450 transformers per year...

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Collaborating with Constituencies and County Governments to Enhance Rural Electrification

Access to electricity in rural areas will be enhanced following the decision by REA to adopt a participatory planning and action approach to rural electrification.

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The 55 MW Garissa Solar Power Plant

East and Central Africas’ largest solar power plant is taking shape and will soon be feeding 54.64 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity into the national grid. 

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