Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Land and Water Management, University of Embu, Embu, Kenya

2 Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Sciences, J.K.U.A.T., Nairobi, Kenya


Small Hydro-power Plants (SHP) are an important source of electricity in many countries. However, little is known about SHP in Kenya. This paper reviews the status, challenges in implementation of SHP and prospects for future development of SHP in Kenya. The paper shows that SHP has not yet fully utilized the available hydro-power potential. The challenges associated with SHP development should be addressed to realize its full hydro-power generation potential in the future.


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