Kenya Power boss is grilled

Kenya Power managing director Ken Tarus. file photo | nmg

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Power managing director Ken Tarus told Parliament that plans were underway to activate exit clauses in the contracts it signed with the vendors to avoid litigation.
  • Kenya Power has signed direct tokens vending contracts with Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom and Equitel, who will earn commissions from the business.
  • Dr Tarus said customers buying tokens from the contracted vendors have to pay the entire Sh55 transaction cost.

Electricity distributor Kenya Power is negotiating to exit the 15 firms, including banks, it contracted to sell prepaid meter tokens following the recent hiring of the four mobile phone operators to provide the service.


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