State Advocates For Clean Cooking

The government has launched the ‘Accelerating Cleaning Action’ project in the country to provide Kenyans with clean energy that will stop them from using solid biomass.

The Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Alex Wachira, said that currently only 30 per cent of households are using clean cooking solutions, while close to 59 per cent of households are still using the traditional fireplace for cooking.

The PS said the project, which abates harmful gas emissions among other benefits, shall champion the distribution of improved cookstoves to vulnerable communities, thereby contributing to the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution target of providing 4.55 million improved biomass stoves.