By BEATRICE OBWOCHA
The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) will begin exploring possible sources for geothermal power in East Pokot District.
Managing Director Silas Simiyu said the aim is to speed up fast efforts to narrow the growing demand for electricity and available sources.
GDC will begin feasibility studies in June before drilling begins. The company will hold meetings with communities living in targeted areas later this month to get their views on the project, and understand their needs and expectations.
"The community will benefit from this project as it will not only boost their economic status, but GDC also plans to support the community projects they propose," said Simiyu.
East Pokot is part of North Rift and has been plagued with cattle rustling. The project is expected to boost economic status of towns in the area, with the expected improvement of security once the project kicks off.
The company has also been carrying out studies at the Menengai Crater in Nakuru, and drilling is expected to start sometime in October.