Saturday 22 January 2022
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Fuel levy in power bills hits 5-year high.

The fuel cost levy in May electricity bills has jumped by the biggest margin in five years on reduced use of cheaper hydro-power following poor rains. The dry weather forced Kenya to generate more electricity using diesel, setting the stage for a rise in electricity prices through the monthly adjusted fuel surcharge levy. Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) data shows that fuel levy which is influenced by the share of electricity from diesel generators rose to Sh3.75 per kilowatt hour (kWh), up from Sh2.75 last month. Sh3.75 charge took effect for pre-paid consumers with postpaid users set to feel the pain from next month.

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