High Court Directs Kenya Power To Explain Inflated Bills

The High Court in Nairobi Court has directed Kenya Power and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to respond to a petition filed by advocate Apollo Mboya challenging the hiking of electricity bills.

Justice Chacha Mwita issued the directions when the matter came up and Kenya Power lawyer Kimani Kiragu said he is yet to file the responses on the issues raised as he had been unwell.

The judge granted an adjournment and directed the parties to file responses and submissions and serve within 14 days.

In January, Kenya Power was barred from sending customers inflated bills to recover Ksh.8.1 billion. The figure was initially Ksh.10.1 billion but only Ksh.2 billion was recovered.

Justice Mwita issued the temporary orders after lawyer Apollo Mboya and the Electricity Consumers Society filed a class action suit against Kenya Power.

The court directed that the order remain in force until the case is heard and determined.

The matter is set to be heard on October 9, 2018.

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