Power Bills for Kenyans will begin to fall beginning this month. This follows a directive to the power utility firm by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his speech at the 57th Jamuhuri Day celebrations.
President Uhuru Kenyatta noted that as a result of the government pledge to bring down the cost of power by 30 per cent, the reduction of the cost of electricity will be implemented in two tranches of 15 per cent each.
The first 15 per cent reduction in power bills, was to be achieved through initial actions focusing on system and commercial losses being reflected in the December bills, and a further 15 per cent reduction in the first quarter of 2022.
In a statement, Kenya Power told consumers that in fulfilment of this pledge, the first 15 per cent reduction in the cost of power will be implemented on power consumption in the month of December 2021.
This will be reflected in power bills covering that period, which, as is normal practice, will be sent to consumers in the following month, in this case, January 2022.
Available figures indicate that as of June 2021, KPLC had over 8.3 million accounts and had enabled 75% of Kenya’s population to access the national grid, making it rank top in the world in terms of connectivity pace according to the World Bank’s ‘Energy Progress Report’ for 2021.