Kenya Power, for years now, has enjoyed a great monopoly in the power market and has, over the years, levied steep charges to Kenyans seeking to access power in their homes, institutions, and organizations.
However, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, September 29 directed the Ministry of Energy to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce on Review of Power Purchase Agreements.
The John Ngumi-led taskforce was created in March to review Kenya Power’s contracts with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), which have long been blamed for the expensive cost of power and the distributor’s losses. Implementation of the recommendations is intended to deliver a 33% reduction in the price of power by December 25, 2021.
“The cost reduction will be achieved through the reduction of the consumer tariffs from an average of Ksh24 per Kilowatt-hour to Ksh16 per Kilowatt-hour which is about two-thirds of the current tariff,” a statement from the Office of the President read in part.
Power bills in the country hit a three-year high in August 2021.
Should the recommendations be implemented, consumers paying an average of Ksh500 a month for power will pay Ksh330.
As Kenyans celebrate the good news, a top electrical company, Kenden Limited, is now moving with speed to connect even more Kenyans with electricity and light up more homes, streets, and alleys.
Kenden Limited is an electrical sales, supplies and services company that is fast becoming one of the most reliable, efficient and effective electrical firms across Kenya.
Since 2017, Kenden Limited has been dedicated to servicing Kenyans with power, lighting homes and streets, keeping large institutions running and basically connecting millions with power and keeping the economy alive.
Their experience in building installations, contracting, electrical maintenance and installations has seen Kenden Limited leave a mark across the entire Kenyan electrical space.
Five years later, Kenden Limited now boasts of an impressive clientele that spreads from top schools to companies, major factories, churches and other major Government institutions.
“We also provide a variety of electrical installation options and our expert team of electricians works to the highest level of standards. Also providing our customers with regular preventive maintenance services, series of checks and tests within a property and also making recommendations to avoid any unnecessary downtime,” said Kennedy Omondi, the Kenden CEO.
“Our list of services also include installation and maintenance of generators, domestic electric installation, industrial electrical installations and we also do street light installations among many other related works,” he adds.
Through their work, Kenden has installed more than just electricity to homes and malls – they’ve also moved to the streets and lit up major city streets through the installation of street lights and lamps.
So far, Kenden Limited says it has worked with some of the country’s biggest and largest brands including Safaricom, Ola (formerly Oilibya), Coffee Inn, Coca Cola, BambaNet among others.
In 2018, the Government, in conjunction with the World Bank, launched an ambitious Ksh5 billion campaign to connect the entire country with power by 2022.
“With Kenden Limited on board, the plan seems to be right on its way to fruition,” adds Omondi.