Millions of Kenyans nationwide have continued to feel the pain of hiked electricity bills, since the energy and petroleum regulatory authority (EPRA) implemented higher electricity pricing earlier this month.
The energy regulator divided the new customer clusters into three categories for the new tariffs, with some of them facing price increases of up to 19% per unit.
Many Kenyans, especially business individuals who have been expanding their operations in the nation for years, are being threatened by the price rises. Additionally, because of the high rate of inflation, both residential and business customers are unable to save money because their end-user costs are higher than usual.
KPLC revised it’s domestic consumers into three categories:
Domestic lifeline customers who consume up to 30 units per month received a reprieve with a 4 percent reduction in their end user costs; as a result, they will now pay a bill of KSH21.16 per unit rather than KSH29.99 as they had in the past.
Domestic ordinary 1 consumers who purchase between 30 and 100 units per month are now paying 26.1 instead of 21.99, an increase of 19%.
Domestic ordinary 2 consumers who consume more than 100 units per month were severely hurt, paying KSH 31.75 instead of KSH 27.92, an increase of 14%.
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