Kenya’s Diesel Market Set for Growth

According to 6Wresearch the diesel generator marketing will reach $206.5 million by 2022.

The growth is based on a number of factors.  Firstly Kenya’s economy has been performing very well. In Q3 2016 GDP expanded by an annual rate of 5.7% (Source: FocusEconomics) with strong performances in sectors such as mining and quarrying.  Despite some uncertainties for the future based on an on-going interest rate cap and the prospect of elections, further high rates of growth are expected by economists.


Diesel generators remain a key part of the energy mix as industrial development takes place. The growth of manufacturing and investments in ICT and retail supply chains has increased energy demand. However, the power network is not keeping pace and diesel gensets are needed to either maintain power supply or provide a primary source in off-grid areas.

6Wresearch suggests that units with a 5KVA-75KVA rating will account for the majority of the market. This size of genset offers a good cost – ouput ratio and are easier to maintain without specialised skills and equipment.

Eagle Generators are well placed to support the growth in the diesel genset market in Kenya.  We have a long history of supplying the East African market with both new and used British diesel generators.  Eagle can offer the most up to date generators from Perkins, Cummins and F G Wilson (including units in the 5KVA-75KVA output range). We also have a continuously updated range of used generator/alternator sets from all of the leading British and global brands.

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