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Mandera students utilize streets lights to study at night

By NJ correspondent:

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a student revises under a street light in Mandera. Photo/Abdalla Sambul

Some students in Mandera town are utilizing streets lights recently erected in most parts of the County to study at night.

Although they were not the target clients of the County government project, the hardworking students most of whom hail from less fortunate families with no access to electricity troop to the nearby masts as soon as the sun sets to do their assignments and peruse their books.

Nep Journal has learnt that most of the students were primary school candidates preparing for their final year examinations.

Electricity access is a luxury most residents of the County cannot afford but even the few who have access to the service do not fully enjoy it due to power rationing that was currently being implemented by the service provider.

Governor Ali Roba recently decried the rationing saying it was grounding key services and driving away investors.

Mandera is served by one diesel generator operated by the Kenya Power company and the service provider is struggling to meet the demand for electricity in the fast growing town.

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students revises under a street light in Mandera. Photo/Abdalla Sambul

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