MPs to summon Kenya Power officials over erratic bills

The energy committee of the National Assembly plans to summon senior officials of Kenya Power to shed light on various issues among them the controversial billing system for last month once the House reopens.

The legislators have questioned why Kenya Power did not pilot the new billing system before rolling it out.

Kenya Power has admitted that most bills that customers received for December were erratic and urged them to reconcile it with the utility firm.

There have been reports that Kenya Power plans to review monthly power bills with the aim of recovering the fuel charge that was not passed on to consumers last year.

This has been dismissed by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter who said the higher electricity bills that customers have been having in recent months were as a result of the increased fuel charge that has risen to four shillings and 35 cents per kilowatt hour from two shillings and 31 cents per kilowatts hour in April last year.

However, a section of legislators are not satisfied with this explanation. The legislators who are members of the Energy Committee of the National Assembly plan to summon senior officials of the utility firm to shed light on various issues affecting the utility firm once parliament resumes its sittings in February.

The legislators are calling for a thorough scrutiny of Kenya Power’s books claiming that there could be some financial impropriety.


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