Regulatory and Competition– Related Reforms in Kenya’s Power and Petroleum Sectors

Kenya embarked on a process to reform its energy sector in earnest after mid-1990. The enactment of the Electric Power Act, 1997 and later the Energy Act, 2006 set the stage for reform in the two  energy sub-sectors. The two legislations laid the foundation for separating the roles of generation of electricity from transmission and distribution of electricity sector. The laws also paved the way for the liberalisation of the procurement, distribution and pricing of petroleum products in the country.

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Christopher H. Onyango

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