Kenya power has stopped providing breakdown of electricity bills.
If you used to carefully analyze your electricity bills you will no longer be able to. I am honestly surprised because I never went through the electricity bill but before this new rule you could be able to see monthly variables like fuel and foreign exchange adjustment expenses. The sudden change will mean that customers will no longer be able to see if what they’ve paid fits the number of units they use.
Why the breakdown happened.
Customers have been complaining that the number of tokens they’ve been paying for are a lot less than before. KPLC has apparently been incurring higher costs from a rise in in fuel surcharge and forex adjustment costs due to this they will now be sending the amount as one payment instead of the breakdown.
Kenya power accused of not using cheaper options.
Kenya power has been accused of refusing to use affordable options such as geothermal and hydro but instead using expensive thermal power which leads to higher electricity prices. The fact remains that Kenyans are forced to accept this new rule because they are the only options we have. This is what happens when there’s monopoly, there’s no better option.