Garissa residents may not be connected to the National grid any time soon if a stand-off between residents of two villages in Mwingi and the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) is not resolved.
The residents of Kyanika and Kivou villages in Mwingi central said that they will not allow KETRACO to transmit power from Kindaruma dam to Garissa town because they were not compensated for the erection of masts in their farms.
The residents want the company to go into a legally binding agreement with them before they can allow the project to go on.
They have vowed to seek legal redress should KETRACO continue encroaching on their land without their permission.
The project was launched in Garissa in March and was expected to reach Garissa town by June this year and will be launched in August.