Less than one per cent of Kenyans use clean energy sources to cook despite the government’s move to zero rate cooking gas to make the commodity more affordable to the populace.
This is as it emerged, 64 per cent say they are likely to vote for a political party that is committed to providing clean energy.
A study by Infotrak indicated people in Nyanza, North Eastern, Rift Valley and Eastern are keen to see the clean energy agenda addressed by political parties.
“As such, as we get into the campaigning period, clean energy is bound to be an extremely important issues across the country, as political parties sell their agenda to the electorate,” said Infotrak chief executive officer Angela Ambitho.
But the report shows most Kenyans still use charcoal and firewood, including in urban areas where more than a third of the households, 39 per cent use the aforementioned for cooking.
“This means that almost 7 million (out of the 10.3 million) households in the country still traditional sources for cooking,” said Ambitho.
“41 per cent of people in North Eastern still believe that charcoal and wood are the most affordable sources of energy while 30 per cent of those in Nyanza and eastern 28 per cent and those in Rift Valley hold the same perceptions,” she added.