Press Releases

Kenya Power unveils customer self-service portal for new connections

Monday, June 21…Kenya Power has launched a self-service portal to enable customers conveniently apply for electricity connections from the comfort of their locations.

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Kenya Power targets 55000 SME customers with smart meters

20th January 2021….Kenya Power has rolled out a smart metering project that will benefit 55,000 customers in the Small and Medium Enterprise sector across the country.

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Kenya Power partners with National Government Administration Officers to promote public electrical safety

28th October 2020…. Kenya Power has partnered with the National Government Administration Officers (NGAO) to enhance public awareness on the danger of unsafe use or accidental contact with electricity.

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Kenya Power relocates power lines to pave way for the Nairobi Expressway

24th September 2020…. Kenya Power has commenced the relocation of power lines between Mlolongo, Mombasa road and James Gichuru road to pave way for construction of the 27.1-kilometer-long Nairobi Expressway.

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Kenya Power’s *977# USSD platform empowers customers to manage bills

26th August 2020…. Kenya Power has introduced a service, under the *977# USSD code, that will enable its prepaid and postpaid customers to manage their bills. Under the new service, the Company’s 1.8 million post-paid customers can now take advantage of the self-read option on *977# to submit their meter readings to get their actual monthly bills. Every month, customers who register for the self-read option will get a prompt asking them to submit their readings within the next 3 days.

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Kenya Power steps up fight against fraud with employee, customer arrests

12th August, 2020...Investigative agencies have this week arrested three employees and one customer for alleged involvement in fraudulent activities against the Company...

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Press Release- Kenya Power Safaricom partnership for Bonga Points

24th July 2020…. Kenya Power has partnered with Safaricom to enable its customers pay for electricity through Bonga Points. 

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Two suspects apprehended with vandalized electrical equipment

Nairobi, 29th May 2020

Two suspected vandals were arrested yesterday with electrical equipment belonging to Kenya Power.

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Nationwide Outage: Power Supply Restored in Most Areas

Nairobi, May 09, 2020 …  

Update 2, Time: 1.40pm

Kenya Power has managed to restore power supply to most parts of the country.

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Update National Power Outage - Restoration Efforts Ongoing

Nairobi, May 09, 2020 …   Investigations are still ongoing to conclusively establish the cause of the nationwide power outage which occurred this morning.

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Vandals destroy high-voltage underground cable in Nairobi

Nairobi, April 20, 2020 …   Power supply in parts of Nairobi was interrupted early this morning after a section of high-voltage underground cable that provides electricity to the City Centre and its environs was vandalised last night.

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Fallen trees damage power lines causing outages in parts of Nairobi

Nairobi, April 15, 2020 

Power supply has been disrupted in parts of Nairobi and its environs after the heavy rains this evening caused damages on the Kenya Power electricity network.

 

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Kenya Power announces temporary closure of banking halls

24th March 2020…. In line with the Government’s directive to stop potential spread of coronavirus, Kenya Power has announced temporary closure of all its banking halls across the country

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Kenya Power staff and several other suspects arrested over various crimes undermining quality power supply

18th March 2020…. A Kenya Power employee was yesterday arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers for receiving a bribe of KShs.50,000 from a customer after demanding the money from him to reconnect electricity supply to his house.

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Kenya Power lays off staff as crackdown on illegal connections gains momentum

27th February 2020…. Kenya Power has laid off 110 employees who were found guilty of aiding fraud, illegal connections and other crimes. The layoff happened within the past one year and Managing Director and CEO, Bernard Ngugi has warned of more action as the Company scales up the fight on crimes that undermine quality power supply.

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Floods delay efforts to restore power supply to Lamu and Tana River Counties

4th February 2020…. Efforts to restore reliable power supply to Lamu and Tana River counties have been slowed down by flooding from river Sabaki following heavy rains experienced in the area.

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Kenya Power carries out operation to curb illegal connections

16th January 2020….Kenya Power has rolled out a countrywide campaign to weed out illegal connections and curb theft of electricity.

The campaign which began today at Imara Daima estate in Nairobi, was jointly conducted by Kenya Power staff and security agencies including the police and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers.

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Power outage in Marsabit Town

Nairobi, November 29, 2019……Electricity supply in parts of Marsabit was interrupted yesterday after the main generator serving the County failed.

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Kenya Power rolls out campaign to enhance customer satisfaction and revenue protection

11th November 2019….Kenya Power has rolled out a campaign aimed at increasing customer satisfaction and enhancing the Company’s revenue protection initiatives. The campaign, dubbed ‘Know Your Meter’ kicked off today and will run for a period of two months.

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Press Release - Bernard Ngugi appointed Managing Director & CEO

Nairobi, October 29, 2019…….The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointed Bernard Ngugi as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

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Power Supply Restored to Affected Customers

Nairobi, October 2, 2019……We are glad to report that electricity supply has been restored in several areas following power outages caused by the windstorm that struck Nairobi and some parts of the country yesterday evening.

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Two vandals sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each

Nairobi, July 31, 2018……. A Mumias court has sentenced two vandals to 25 years imprisonment each after they were found guilty of stealing and vandalising transformers. The sentence has no provision for fine.

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