Kajiado residents benefit from new domestic biogas programme
According to the Programme’s Kajiado county coordinator, Elizabeth Mbuthia, its aim is to phase out the use of charcoal and firewood.
“In support of the Big Four Agenda, the Ministry of Energy rolled out the Domestic Biogas Demonstration Programme to create awareness on how to convert cow dung into energy,” said Mbuthia.
She added that the programme is “highly effective in ensuring farmers adopt the green technology”.
Through the programme, farmers benefit from the primary product (the biogas) and the by-product (bio slurry).
Local schools have benefited too, as the students learn how to conserve the environment through clean cooking and pass the message to their communities.
The government installed the biogas system for free and aims to use the homes as demonstration sites for other farmers who might be interested in the programme.