Funded by: Energiföretagen i Sverige in March 2015
Kwale County is a county in the former Coast Province of Kenya. Ukunda is the largest town in Kwale. The county has a population of 649,931. Kwale is mainly an inland county, but it has a coastline south of Mombasa. Diani Beach is part of the Msambweni division. Shimba Hills National Reserve and Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary are other attractions in the county. The main source of light is kerosene, sometimes replaced by firewood/candles. For cooking the households almost exclusively use charcoal and firewood (hence a high rate of deforestation in the area). The price of kerosene is high.
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