KPLC on the spot as cost of power shoots up by 21% overnight

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The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) is under fire from a section of Kenyans who have noticed the country’s power provider unprocedurally increased the Fuel Energy charge last night from Ksh 4.64 a unit to Ksh 6.79 and without informing its customers.

This is in contradiction with Gazette notice No. 9866 issued on 19th August 2022, a notice supposed to guide the cost of power this month and did not include any increment in the charges as has been the case since the year began.

Read: Impending Crisis: Kenyans to buy fuel at 200 bob a litre, days after Uhuru’s exit

Other adjustments are the Forex adjustment charge that has been raised from Ksh. 0.73 per unit to Ksh. 1.37 per unit, and the Inflation adjustment charge has shot up from Ksh. 0.47 a unit to Ksh. 0.67.

Previously, before the overnight changes, a person using less than 100 units in a month incurred charges of Ksh. 15.93 a unit. They will now be paying Ksh. 19.28 for every unit, representing a 21% increase in the cost of power within a month.

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