Manufacturers in Kenya to pay 30 per cent more in electricity as per new rates. The new tariffs make Kenya one of the most expensive countries for manufacturers, and could force more companies to relocate to other countries.
The tariffs in Kenya are among the highest in the region. The cost of electricity in Ethiopia for example is as low as $0.03 per kWh, Egypt $0.06 and South Africa $0.09. In Uganda, manufacturers pay $0.10 per kWh while in Tanzania the cost of electricity stands at $0.14 per kWh.
On average, Kenya loses 18 per cent of electricity due to unreliable transmission and distribution systems.
Source: The EastAfrican