Kenya cuts electricity costs to help low income customers

Kenya is cutting the retail price of electricity by 7 percent and removing fixed charges in order to cushion its 3.6 million low income customers, the energy regulator said on Monday.

Getting rid of fixed charges is meant to ensure customers only pay for power they consume and simplify bills, Kenya’s Energy Regulatory Commission said on Twitter.

The approved tariff from this month to the end of June 2019 lowers the retail price to 16.64 shillings per kilowatt hour from 17.87 shillings in the 2017 to 2018 period.

Source: Reuters