Kenya to ramp up PPP programme

The Government of Kenya is preparing to bolster its PPP pipeline and create the “right incentives” to attract private investment.

The Government of Kenya is preparing to bolster its PPP pipeline and create the “right incentives” to attract private investment.

Minister for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, Andrew Tuimer, said that his department will look to private investment to fill a financing gap in the water, waste and conservation sectors.

"Some of the financing options that may be available for the sector include both public and private funds, as well as, use of public-private partnerships mechanisms," he said.

Kenya is planning to achieve universal water coverage by the year 2030. Currently 60% of Kenyans have access to improved water services and 40% have access to improved sanitation.

In July, the UK and Kenyan governments announced a “strategic partnership” aimed at scaling up investment in the African nation, with PPPs specified as a particular focus.