Monday, September 18, 2023 – The Government of President William Ruto, through the Kenya Power, has revealed one of the reasons why some Kenyans receive different amounts of tokens despite paying the same amount of money.

Responding to a question from a disgruntled Kenyan, the electricity firm explained that metres acquired under the last-mile connectivity programme initiated by former President Uhuru Kenyatta are subject to deductions in line with the initial purchase agreement.

“Please explain to me why tokens bought on the same day, 10 minutes apart, for the exact amount of money, do not match,” she asked Kenya Power. 

While breaking down her purchases, she explained that in one metre, she received 127 units for Ksh4,000 while the same amount of money got her 75 units in another metre.

Responding to the discrepancy, Kenya Power explained that one of the metres was acquired under the last mile project and had a debt.

In her case, the metre had a debt of Ksh8,026 and for every transaction, Kenya Power has been deducting 50 per cent and will continue to do so until the full amount is paid.

The Last Mile Connective Project was Uhuru’s brainchild and was launched in 2014. 

At the time, the government announced that existing distribution transformers would be optimised through the extension of low-voltage networks to reach around 1.2 million people residing near the transformers.

According to one of the engineers who worked on the last mile project, there was a gap in how the project was marketed.

Jacob Nyambu explained that many Kenyans were told they would receive electricity connection for free which was not the case.

He revealed that the standard charges to connect power to a household were between Ksh15,000 and Ksh20,000.

After being connected, Nyambu explained, that Kenya Power would deduct a certain amount from your token purchase until the full amount was paid.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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