Lawyer Apollo Mboya goes to court over power tariffs

Lawyer Apollo Mboya goes to court over power tariffs

- in Business, News

A case has been filed in the High Court seeking to stop Kenya Power company and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) from implementing the new billing structure released recently.

In the case, lawyer Apollo Mboya said the new structure discriminates against the poor and a significant majority of the domestic consumers while favouring the minority bulk power consumers such as manufacturers and companies.

Mr Mboya, therefore, wants the court to suspend the implementation of the electricity retail tariffs pending the hearing of the application.

The lawyer argued that both Kenya Power and ERC have no constitutional mandate to review electricity tariffs.

The new harmonised structure came into effect as from August 1 for the pre-paid users and July 1, for those having post-paid meters.

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