The vast potential of renewable energy is failing to be realised in many African countries, in spite of the many pledges made by donors and international financiers. This is not due to a lack of policies supporting investment.

The importance of renewable energy in creating employment, boosting economic growth, addressing poverty, environmental degradation, pollution, soil erosion and biodiversity loss has received less attention in Kenya. Currently, the focus is mainly on increasing the share of electricity generation from renewable energy.