This paper discusses the importance of a socially inclusive responsive energy policy to enhance energy access, especially for those with limited incomes and education. We are therefore proposing a framework that can be used by policy makers to pursue a socially inclusive energy policy. The proposed framework is used to assess existing energy policies for Kenya and Rwanda. The paper finally recommends the need for designing and implementing socially inclusive energy policies that are effective in enhancing energy access. Social inclusion and energy access in Africa are interconnected issues that are necessary for sustainable development.


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