In 2008, the Government of Kenya launched the country's development programme from 2008 to 2030, known as its ‘Vision 2030’. Its objective is to ‘transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country’. The development programme is based on three ‘pillars’: economic, social, and political. One of the infrastructural enablers of the three pillars is energy. Kenya is expected to use more energy in the commercial sector on the road to achieving the vision.