KPLC Buys 10’s of Electric Poles From Mogoiywet Centre

Kenya Power and Lighting Company has seen the potential of business delivery and quality of products in Nandi Hills, Mogoiywet centre.

KPLC has by now taken more than 10 long eucalyptus electric poles from this small but business-productive centre.

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KPLC Poles

This was a small-scale planted forest along river banks. This environment provided sufficient water and favourable conditions for tall growth of the eucalyptus trees.

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KPLC Poles

Similar trees available in this community in large scale is the Nandi Tea Estate planted forests. Close in Mogoiywet is their cut eucalyptus trees, that has been left for years to re-grow and now there are tall but thin branch-kind-of trees, that can be used as Wattles to forms the substructure of wattle and daub, a composite building material used for making walls, in which wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years, and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world, and famous in Kalenjin culture.

This process is similar to modern lath and plaster, a common building material for wall and ceiling surfaces, in which a series of nailed wooden strips are covered with plaster smoothed into a flat surface. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. 

Another important use of these  branches or wattles is suspending floors of slabs of storey buildings!

Should you need these, feel free to visit or contact us!

By so doing, we join hands in Economic Empowerment in Nandi Hills and environs. See another product here and here .

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