Inside the politics and numbers behind the ever-rising electricity bills

Electricity bills are packed with add-ons that pay for a long list of items, from installing power lines and transformers to putting up sub-stations, recovering electricity lost as a result of ageing power lines and financing idle capacity.

For residential customers, a single charge added in increments as small as Sh0.01 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) can add up to Sh350 to Sh450 a year to their bills.

Read more: Standard Digital



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