We are at the forefront of providing our clients with legal advice in a complex regulatory environment. 

With wide commercial scale discoveries in oil and minerals in Kenya, the energy sector has expanded rapidly. Large-scale infrastructure projects have solidified the sector with an eye to boost domestic and foreign export.

Working closely with the Infrastructure, Projects & PPP practice area, we are at the forefront of providing our clients with legal advice in a complex regulatory environment.

We have advised governments, energy companies, independent power producers, project sponsors and lenders on: 

  • Advised the government-to-government collaboration between the Government of Kenya and China National Petroleum Corporation on a proposed USD 1.8 billion project to develop up to 350 MW of geothermal power plant.
  • Advised an IPP in Kenya in relation to the establishment of a 360 MW dual diesel and solar generating plant
  • Represented the “Gulf Energy consortium” (the preferred bidder) for the development of a 960 MW coal fired power plant at Lamu County in Kenya by private investors.
  • Acted for the owner of five (5) SPVs entitled to generating 40 MW of solar energy each in a transaction to sell the SPVs as well as all the rights and licenses required to generate such power, as well as transfering the land which is subject to the licenses.
  • Advising the developer of a 250 MW onshore wind farm in Kenya which was in part financed by the forward sale of CDM Mechanism credits.

Recent Insights

A “right” to light: a look at the key provisions in Kenya’s proposed Energy Bill, 2015

“More power” to investors: Kenya’s promising renewable energy market

“May as well”: Additional renewable sector updates for May 2016

On matters energy: A review of some key developments in Kenya’s Energy Sector (Q2-2016)

Got power?: Salient aspects of Kenya’s new Energy Bill, 2015

Full of activity: A review of developments in Kenya’s Energy Sector (Q1-2016)

Related Services

Banking & Finance, Corporate & CommercialDispute Resolution and Infrastructure, Projects & PPP

Key Contacts
George Oraro SC
Founding Partner


E: goraro@oraro.co.ke