Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) Chief Executive Officer Bernard Ngugi over the weekend pleaded with Kenyans not to abandon the company even as it strives to make its services better for consumers. This comes at a time when heavy industrialists, as well as ordinary Kenyans, are shifting from using generated electricity to using solar energy to run their industries.
Explaining why the state-owned parastatal is the best energy provider, Ngugi said an average amount a Kenyan in the village should pay for power should be Sh200 in a month.
”One kilovolt, which is 1000 volts, is Sh10 and can last for about four days while carrying out the ordinary lifestyle of lighting the house, charging phones, powering television, and hot showers. For that little, you can change your lifestyle. By the end of the month, [one] could end up using about Sh200,” the KPLC boss said.
Among those things the company is working on to improve their service delivery are to make sure there are no unscheduled power interruptions. KPLC is currently acquiring live line equipment to stop interruptions during repairs.