Kenya Power and Lighting Company

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Kenya Power
KP
Type Public
Traded as NSE: KPLC
Industry Electric utility
Predecessors EAP&L (1922)
Kenya Power Company (1954)
KPLC (1983)
Founded 1983 (1983)
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people Dr Ben Chumo
(CEO)
Products Electrical power
Services Electricity distribution
Website www.kplc.co.ke
Not to be confused with the associated Kenya Electricity Generating Company.

Kenya Power (KP) is a limited liability company which transmits, distributes and retails electricity to customers throughout Kenya. KPLC is a public company listed in the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE). The company is a national electric utility company, managing electric metering, licensing, billing, emergency electricity service and customer relations.[1] KPLC headquarters are at Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road in Parklands, Nairobi; it operates many offices throughout Kenya. Kenya power also has a training school which is based at Thika Road opposite Utalii college which offers many courses on electrical, electronic, installation, overhead line construction and technicians with a big library which houses all material covers electrical and electronic courses and other two libraries for technical and executive purposes.

History[edit]

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) was rebranded Kenya Power in June 2011.

Criticism[edit]

KPLC enjoys market monopoly in Kenya and generates billions of shillings in revenue annually as evidenced by high annual turnover. However, KPLC has come under criticism for frequent rolling blackouts, faulty technology and widespread impunity. KPLC has also been under scrutiny for lacking an electronic billing system and for failing to combat electricity theft in Kenyan slums.

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