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Kenya's Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant starts commercial operation

Kenya's Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant starts commercial operation

Tokyo, Feb. 20 - Toshiba Corporation has announced the beginning of commercial operation of Kenya's Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant.

The official opening ceremony of Kenya's largest geothermal power complex was held at the site on February 19 in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials.

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd. awarded a full turnkey contract for Olkaria I and IV to a consortium of Korea's Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. and Japan's Toyota Tsusho Corporation in 2011.

Toshiba, selected by Hyundai Engineering to provide key equipment, supplied four 70-megawatt turbines and generators for the plant in 2013.

Olkaria IV started commercial operation in September 2014, followed by Olkaria I in January this year.

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president

Uhuru-KenyattaNairobi, March 9 : Kenyan presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta was Saturday declared elected after gaining 50.07 percent of the votes cast, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Isaack Hassan announced.

"I, therefore, declare Uhuru Kenyatta the duly elected president of the Republic of Kenya," the chairman said, adding Kenyatta attained 25 percent in 32 out of 47 counties required to avoid a run-off, Xinhua reported.

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