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KPLC Explains Why Kenyans Are Getting Fewer, Expensive Tokens

  • Kenya Power attributed the reduction of tokens to the changes made to fuel costs by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

    In response to queries raised by Kenyans on Saturday, December 10, the power utility firm stated that fuel prices had gone up hence the need to raise their prices.

    Further, KPLC added that the rise was also effected due to various economic factors that had changed over time.

    “The regulator has adjusted the fuel cost and inflation components of the bill, hence the increase,” read the statement in part.

    Kenya Power Building in Nairobi CBD

    Kenya Power Building in Nairobi CBD.


    A search by Kenyans.co.ke also confirmed the changes made by KPLC.

    For example, by purchasing tokens worth Ksh300, it was noted that one would get 1.21 fewer tokens.

    The drop in tokens was occasioned by the rise of fuel energy charge, which rose from Ksh101.41 to Ksh104.91. 

    Additionally, the forex charge rose from Ksh22.45 to Ksh30.52.

    However, there was a drop in the EPRA charge and inflation adjustments.

    The changes effected by the power utility firm saw Kenyans take to social media to lament over the changes.

    A section of online users could also not understand why the cost of power was rising despite fuel prices dropping in the last two months.

    Others sought to know why Kenyans were not notified of the changes made by the utility firm.

    An aerial photo showing motorists lining up for fuel at a fuel Station in Kileleshwa on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

    An aerial photo showing motorists lining up for fuel at a fuel Station in Kileleshwa on Saturday, April 2, 2022.


Jay Ndungu

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