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President Kenyatta hints at reduction of electricity tariffs - 11 months ago, 16 Maý 18:30

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The government has hinted at possible removal of a number of tax and levies that have made the cost of electricity remain high.

According to the head of state, the high cost of power remains a major impediment to growing the economy with manufacturing at the helm of his development agenda.

The move comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission evaluates the current tariff regime, but pressure from private sector players could see the cost of power come down sooner.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said energy costs have been a top concern for most Kenyans, with the government keen to get an effective electricity costing model.

“We are also in discussion with a view to cutting some of the taxes and levies on power bills or, and I don’t want to raise your hopes, removing them altogether,” President Kenyatta said during the commission of Coca Cola’s new Sh7bn hot fill line.

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