Kabogo urges Ruto to end Kenya power’s monopoly

William Kabogo, a former governor of Kiambu, has pleaded with President William Ruto to permit additional players in the electricity supply industry.

He made his remark on Saturday, a day after a power outage that affected most of the nation.

Kabogo believes that other players could provide power at a lower cost than Kenya Power is presently charging its customers if the President permits them to enter the market.

“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,” he said. 

According to Kabogo, if other electricity suppliers enter the sector, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company’s monopoly power will be broken.

Kenya Power declared a nationwide power outage in response to numerous social media complaints.

According to reports, a system disturbance caused the power blackout and the subsequent loss of power delivery.

At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, complaints from Kenyans began to pour in, with the majority of Nairobi residents bemoaning their lack of electricity.

“We are working to restore normalcy within the shortest time possible,” the lighting company said on Saturday. 

According to Kenya Power, a fault on the high-voltage Suswa-Loyangalani power transmission line happened.

Most areas where there had been a blackout had electricity restored later into the night.

Parts of Kisumu, Nakuru, and Eldoret received electricity restoration, according to Kenya Power.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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