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Senate to launch probe on electricity bills

Senate Committee on Energy chair Ephraim Maina. PHOTO | Francis Nderitu
Senate Committee on Energy chair Ephraim Maina. PHOTO | Francis Nderitu 

The Senate is set to launch investigations into complaints raised by Kenyans on the recent surge in their electricity bills.

Newly elected chair of the Senate Energy Committee Ephraim Maina on Tuesday said the explanation given by the Ministry of Energy regarding the increase in power bills is unsatisfactory.

Energy secretary Charles Keter on Monday attributed the rise in charges to an ongoing upgrade of Kenya Power’s #ticker:KPLC billing system.

The Business Daily last week revealed Kenya Power’s under way plan to pass onto consumers Sh8.1 billion in backdated charges incurred on diesel-generated electricity last year, but which was not factored in their monthly bills.

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