Nairobians Cut Power Consumption for First Time in Five Years

Homes and factories in Nairobi for the first time since 2013 cut their electricity consumption, signaling reduced economic activity in the capital.

Kenya Power data show electricity consumption in the city in the year to June dropped to 3.83 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) from 3.913 billion in similar period a year earlier, pulled down by large commercial users and domestic consumers.

The drop cut the share of Nairobi’s holding of the Kenya Power’s electricity sales from 50.2 per cent in the year to June 2017 to 48.5 per cent — the first time the share has dropped to below 50 per cent since the onset of devolution.

Source: Nairobi News



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