The notice is set to affect several businesses which had emerged as vendors of prepaid electricity tokens. They include digital companies which Kenya Power allowed to sell tokens to consumers via their own platforms and several small businesses which offered the service in highly-populated residential areas.
KRA took charge of the county's revenue collection soon after the national government through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) took over a number of county government functions in 2020.
Justice Mabeya's decision means that Helb will no longer be allowed to charge beneficiaries interest amounts, penalties or fines that exceed the principal amount.
Members of Parliament (MPs) in Kenya have no plans of letting go of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) kitty despite the recent Supreme Court ruling that deemed the CDF Act, 2013 unconstitutional.
“We are confident that the entry to DRC will give us access to a market of over 20 million learners which will have a significant impact on improving our shareholder returns in the future,’’ stated Longhorn Chief Executive Maxwell Wahome.
The apex court ruled that the CDF Act violated the Constitutional principle on division of revenue. It also found that it offends the division of functions between national and county governments.