Businesses want compensation for blackout
29 May 2013, 12:06
Nairobi - Businesses are demanding compensation for losses incurred during power outages after a transmission failure disrupted economic activities countrywide on Tuesday, Business Daily reports.
Through the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the traders said more electricity distribution companies should be licensed to end the monopoly of Kenya Power which many observers blame for the inefficiency.
Charles Mose, a KNCCI-Uasin Gishu chapter official, said that manufacturing companies, hotels and the Jua Kali sector were the most affected, as many cannot afford power backups.
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