Kenya: Electricity prices cut a step in right direction

The move by the government to finally gazette a 15 percent cut in electricity tariffs on Friday is a big relief for consumers and businesses hurting from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After a week of embarrassing sideshows from the critical players in the sector who almost sabotaged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s promise to reduce the cost of power, the Energy ministry on Friday followed through to ensure the new tariff is gazetted.

The cut will see low-income households who use less than 100 units save Sh3.3 per unit while ordinary consumers will save Sh3.2 per unit.

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