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Nairobi, Monday, January 10, 2022: Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen), has completed Phase One of the 25 acres Ngong Forest Restoration Project.

Commenced in October 2018, the project involved planting 7,000 indigenous trees around a degraded site in Ngong hills forest power station, where KenGen generates 25.5MW of electricity from wind energy.

The initiative is in line with the company’s Environmental Conservation Program and Corporate Environmental Sustainability Policy, which seeks to undertake an additional 10 Hectares ecosystem restoration project in Phase II within the KenGen lease area at Ngong during the 2021/2022 financial year.

According to Ngong forest restoration Phase I's completion report, KenGen attained a 100% trees survival rate, marking the project as completed and successful.

The report read: “The project’s final milestone verification for milestone 3 final quarter was carried out on 21st June 2021 followed by a final Project Implementation Team (PIT) meeting at Ngong project site where 7,134 seedlings were verified as surviving against a target of 7,000 seedlings thus a 100% success achieved rehabilitating an area covering 10.7 acres (est).”

Speaking on the achievement, KenGen’s Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano, said the company has fully aligned itself to climate action agenda and rolled out various environmental conservation projects across the country which will go a long way in in helping to slow down the effects on climate change.

“As an organisation committed to ensuring environmental sustainability in our areas of operations, we shall keep on ensuring that the plans for subsequent phases in the Ngong forest restoration project are delivered successfully,” said Miano, adding “this will complement other climate action efforts including our deployment of green energy power projects including construction of 83MW Olkaria I unit 6 which is almost complete.”

KenGen’s Environment and Sustainable Development Manager, Joshua Were, said that KenGen had rolled out plans to undertake an additional 10 hectares ecosystem restoration project within KenGen lease area during the 2021/2022 financial year. This he said will be achieved through planting, protection, replacing and maintenance of 10,000 assorted indigenous tree seedlings.

“Our aim is 100% growth rate, we do not only plant trees but also go a step further to ensure that all the trees are well taken care of and natured to maturity,” said Mr. Were.

KenGen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with partners including Kenya Wildlife Services. In the MoU, KenGen is required to carry out conservation and management activities of Ngong Forest while also carrying out mitigation measures identified in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment study for the proposed construction of 10MW Ngong Phase IIIA wind project at Ngong Hill.

The project supports the commitment towards NETFUND 2 billion campaign where the company has pledged to plant and grow 400,000 seedlings per year.

Over the years, KenGen has supported initiatives to mitigate the effects of climate change while maintaining ecological balance. The initiatives such as the Green Initiative Challenge (GIC) launched in 2013 has been under the KenGen Foundation’s environmental pillar and community sensitization.

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About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (25.5MW).

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Nairobi, Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Leading electricity generating company, KenGen has won the New Media Public Relations (PR) Campaign of the Year award for its #EnergyChampion initiative.

This announcement was made over the weekend during the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) annual awards Gala Dinner held in Nairobi.

The NSE-listed company outshined seven other leading public and private companies nominated for the category to emerge the overall winner of the award that recognizes the most successful campaign in creation of omni-channel digital content across different digital platforms and devices.

At the same time, the company was also nominated in the Public Sector Campaign of the Year award which showcased KenGen’s Business Diversification Campaign that has seen the company venture into new markets within and outside Kenya as a way of gaining competitive advantage and business strength.

Reacting to the news of the award, KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca Miano lauded the team through a post on Twitter, saying: “Congratulations team #EnergyChampion for showcasing greatness at the #PRSKAwards2021 to bring home this highly contested accolade. I celebrate you.”

Speaking at the 21st PRSK Awards Gala Ceremony, KenGen’s Acting Communication Manager, Frank David Ochieng’ extoled KenGen’s brand ambassadors and Kenyans in general saying their support was invaluable in telling the energy story since the campaign was launched in 2018.

“As an organisation, we would like to thank the company’s brand ambassadors who have been at the frontline in telling our energy story. Above all, we also thank millions of Kenyans who were part of our energy story, as we seek to keep informing, engaging, and educating our target stakeholders through various digital channels.” said Mr. Ochieng.

Mr. Ochieng added that through the campaign, the company has been able to increase its brand affinity with key stakeholders in the region and across the world.

The PRSK Team also tweeted: “Remember the #EnergyChampion campaign by

KenGen? Well, that campaign earned them the New Media PR Campaign of the Year Award. Massive congratulations to y'all”

According to the campaign, between September 2020 and October 2021, KenGen’s online brand presence increased from 7,916 mentions to 28,280, an increase of 257% in a span of a year.

The campaign #EnergyChampion had an overall reach of 66 million in the period under review up from an average of 36 million impressions in 2019.

The campaign, among other KenGen’s digital communications, are spearheaded by a team of employee brand ambassadors who have volunteered to represent the company on various levels in the digital space.

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Note to Editor:

About KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC - KenGen is the leading electricity generation company in Eastern Africa region with an installed generation capacity market share of more than 60%. The company’s primary business is to provide safe, reliable, and competitively priced electric energy for the country in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner while creating value for its stakeholders.

Today, KenGen PLC has an installed generation capacity of 1,818MW, of which over 86% is drawn from green sources namely: Hydro (826MW), Geothermal (713MW), Thermal (253MW), and Wind (26MW).

For media queries please contact:

Frank D. Ochieng, Tel:0721816896

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