Kenyans will finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the government moves forward with its promise of cutting electricity charges by 30%.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has kept his promise to reduce electricity prices for Kenyan citizens by 15% beginning next year. In a Gazette notice on Friday, Epra announced that those who use up to 100 units per month will see their bill decrease while others are expected match this new rate after January 1st 2022 when it goes into effect as well.
The voting age population needs your help now more than ever before – register today so we can make sure these changes happen smoothly without any connectivity issues or technical difficulties during elections season coming up soon.The new energy charge system will be a great tool for small businesses. For non-domestic commercial consumers who consume at most 100 units of electricity per month, they can enjoy an affordable price with no increase in costs due to this initiative.
Consumers that have higher consumption levels may see some fluctuations but on average it should not exceed what has been announced by government officials earlier today.”Starting next month, all commercial and industrial consumers using 132KV power will be charged Sh 7.60 per unit consumed (energy charge) for every single billing period that they use this type of voltage in their businesses or homes; there’s also an off-peak hour rate at 3pm where you can save yourself two thirds less cost by consuming goods instead! Next on the list is something called “Demand” which costs roughly 220Kenya SCHurdy.
After a promised 15% reduction in power costs, the Ministry of Energy has announced that this will be applied by December 31st 2021. They also said they are working on further reductions which could bring down prices even lower!
The news came just two days ago at Jamhuri Day where His Excellency President Kenyatta made his commitment official with an assurance to give back more than what was taken away–and now it looks like he’s met expectations when announcing today how much less we’ll have spend come next year as well thanksgiving season around here.
As it turned out, the President first made his promise to cut electricity costs for Kenyans by at least 30 per cent before December 2021. This proved hard to achieve but he later adjusted this during Jamhuri Day celebrations coming with a new one: 15% reduction will happen in Q1 2022 and remaining 15 percent by end-of-year deadline
The president failed on both occasions so far as promises were not fulfilled though there has been some improvement since last quarter when prices increased sevenfold due doubling gas prices while running hot water is now 8 shillings instead of previous five shilling rate.
The ministry indicated the reduction, coming in January, would save Kenyans from the high cost of living and doing business.
It also indicated that it would not relent in its journey towards reforming the energy sector that has been crippled by cartels who took it hostage.
“We are working hard at ensuring the next 15 per cent tranche is effected in this quarter as promised. The ministry will ensure all measures that deliver on its mandate of providing affordable and accessible energy to power our growth and development,” the ministry stated.
“The journey of reforms in the energy sector is irreversible. We will ensure efficiencies and optimization that approves our global competitiveness, drives job creation and powers economic growth,” it concluded.