The former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has called on President Ruto to end power monopoly in Kenya and allow others into the sector.
The former Governor’s sentiments came after a countrywide blackout was experienced on Saturday, reportedly caused by a system disturbance.
Kabogo said the power distribution charges would be lower if the president allowed other players to distribute electricity.
“Time to end KPLC monopoly, William Ruto, open up the industry for competition many companies will deliver power to the people at less than half the current prices of KPLC and I know you’re aware,” Kabogo said.
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Following the three-hour power outage, Kenyans on Twitter aired their grievances, most of them directed to the president.
“Hello Sir, My Hon. President, is it possible to end the current monopoly by KPLC? They keep on failing their customers and don’t ensure their product is readily available at any time. Who will incur the loss of goods in our cold storage, they never warned in advance,” Kinuthia Karanja Tweeted.
Kenya Power’s Acting Managing Director Geoffrey Muli was, Thursday, turned away from Parliament for failing to give a comprehensive report on why the company has been facing losses.
The MPs castigated the power company for failing to outline why the company has been bearing losses, yet the prices of electricity had skyrocketed.
“KPLC is overpricing electricity yet it’s dying. Why would a monopoly make losses, from where?” posed the Chair of the Committee David Pkosing.
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