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Kenya Power revenues hit as rural homes use Sh3.34 daily

Kenya Power has also struggled to recover the connection fees, which is supposed to be repaid monthly over three years when paying bills.

Some homes have switched to solar or reverted to kerosene lamps to avoid paying the connection fees, further cutting the average consumption per home.

The power distributor’s low voltage network has increased from 73,594 kilometres to 243,207 kilometres over the past seven years tied to rural electrification. An expanded network has come with increased costs, especially maintenance fees.

Lower than expected consumption from rural Kenya has also left Kenya Power with excess electricity from generators like KenGen and many other independent power producers.

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