MPs criticise energy regulator for hiking prices of electricity

NAIROBI, KENYA: Parliament has criticised the energy regulator for increasing electricity charges for domestic consumers. The National Assembly’s Departmental Committee on Energy also said reducing the number of subsidised units that low-end consumers can utilise in a month had locked out many Kenyans who might not meet the criteria of the middle-income segment that they have now been bundled into.

After last month’s review, power costs for ordinary domestic consumers went up by as much as 20 per cent and they are now have paying Sh22.19 for a kilowatt hour (KWh) of electricity. Users of between 11 and 100 units previously paid Sh18.40 per unit. Overall, 2.8 million electricity consumers have seen their costs go up.

Published in Standard Media, 24th August, 2018