President William Ruto has moved to allay fears that electricity prices will rise in 2023.
This comes after EPRA director-general Daniel Kiptoo had said Kenyans will pay 15 percent more for electricity from 1st January after President Ruto opted against extending a multibillion-shilling subsidy initiated by his predecessor,Uhuru Kenyatta.
The President said that the Kenya Kwanza government will prioritize low-income earners and manufacturers once the tariff review process starts.
“”In three months, we will have public consultation to ensure that we have tariffs that are affordable to those at the bottom of the economic pyramid and our manufacturers.” he said.
He was speaking during a New Year Sunday service at Siloam Ministry, Bamburi, Mombasa County. First Lady Rachel Ruto and Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir among other leaders accompanied the President.