Kenyans led by Jerotich Seii march for energy justice.
These great Kenyans are exercising their rights as per article 37 of the constitution. The constitution gives all Kenyans the right and freedom of peaceful assembly and states that ‘every person has the right, peaceably and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket, and to present petitions to public authorities’.
Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) is accused of manipulating meter readings leaving Kenyans with huge bills.
Some people have been forced to take loans to clear their electricity bills because of this.
The marchers also accuse KPLC of ganging-up with third parties to fleece Kenyans through huge fees when buying tokens for their prepaid meters.
KPLC is guilty, this is not just an accusation.
Vendit and Dynamo have been fingered in this. Their parent company is Professional Digital Systems Limited.
The pressure led to KPLC sacking 13 staff who sold Kshs. 35 million tokens illegally and redeployed others.
Ideally, they should all have been fired.
Sometime this month, KPLC was reported to have barred Vendit and Dynamo from dispensing tokens, but Kenyans have continued to reveal that their (Vendit and Dynamo) systems are still in operation.
Todays March is a long walk towards energy justice.
Kenyans have also accused Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (formerly Energy Regulatory Commission) of lying about tarrifs and effecting changes in prices that have little value to the economy.
Head to Freedom Corner and join the March for energy justice.
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