Kenya Power freezes new connections
27 May 2013, 11:17
Nairobi - Business Daily reports that the national electricity distributor Kenya Power has stopped connecting new customers to its grid, putting on hold billions of shillings worth of investments countrywide.
The company, which connected more consumers on its grid in the past 10 years than it did since Independence, said a recent freeze in tariff increment plans had left it without the money it needs to connect new customers.
The government last month rejected Kenya Power’s bid to double connection charges to KES 70,000 from KES 34,980 and the freeze is seen as giving the company a window to hold onto the applications in the hope that it will be allowed to levy the new charges.
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