Press Releases

Press Statement Update- National Black Out

16th January 2015

Following the partial national blackout that occurred at 3:39 a.m., Kenya Power had by 7:15 a.m., restored supply except for a few isolated areas in Nairobi and Mombasa. Restoration is underway for the remaining affected areas.



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Kenneth Marende named Chairman of the Kenya Power Board

05th January, 2015
Former speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Kenneth Marende, was today elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited.

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KPLC union employees receive 12 percent pay increase

Nairobi, Tuesday, 23 rd December, 2014
Kenya Power unionisable employees will receive a total of 12% pay increase per annum for the next two years following a collective bargaining agreement (CBA)signed today with the Kenya Electrical Trades and Allied Workers’ Union (KETAWU) in the Company’s headquarters at Stima Plaza.  

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Kenya Power to sell electricity to Rwanda

Kenya Power has entered into an agreement to sell 30MW of power to Rwanda. Kenya Power, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL) and Rwanda Energy Group Limited (REG) have completed negotiations to facilitate the trade.

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Electricity customers to hit 3 million in a month, says Dr. Chumo

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014
The country’s electricity consumers is rapidly growing with the total expected to hit three million by next month, Kenya Power Managing Director and CEO, Dr Ben Chumo has said.

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Coast Region to benefit from Shs.8.7 billion power substations project

Coast Region will be the biggest beneficiary from the 36 new substations to be constructed in various parts of the country beginning this year as part a project to modernise the electricity system.

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Kenya Power receives Shs.17 billion loan for infrastructure development

19th November, 2014


National electricity distributor, Kenya Power, has contracted a USD190 million (Shs.17 billion) long-term loan from the Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) to implement infrastructural development projects.

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Kenya Power Taps IBM Real Time Data Solutions to Improve Business Performance

Nairobi, Kenya – 12 November, 2014: East Africa's largest power distributor, Kenya Power, today announced the selection of IBM (NYSE: IBM) for an automated system that will provide a real time status of all business processes. This will enable Kenya Power to implement its strategic expansion plans.

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Shs.96 million to improve electricity supply in Kakamega

Saturday, 8th November, 2014
Quality of power supply in Kakamega is expected to improve as Kenya Power conducts a massive operation this weekend to rehabilitate power equipment and network serving the County that will cost the Company Shs.96 million.

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New Elgeyo-Marakwet power line to be commissioned in November

4th November, 2014

Electricity supply in Elgeyo-Marakwet County is set to improve following plans to commission a new high voltage power line in November this year which is expected to cost the Company Shs.135 million.

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Upgrade project to reinforce power supply in Mombasa

Sunday, 26th October, 2014

Electricity customers in Mombasa will enjoy improved delivery of services from Kenya Power following two days of intensified reinforcing of the power distribution network. The work was carried out yesterday and today under the Boresha Umeme programme which the Company has undertaken in several parts of the country.

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Kitale’s Power Supply Gets Shs.120 Million Boost

October 18th 2014

The quality of power supply to the residents of Kitale is set to greatly improve following a massive exercise by Kenya Power to rehabilitate the power equipment and network serving the area’s commercial and social hubs at a cost of Shs.120 million.

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