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You won’t believe monthly electricity bills paid by two seniors lawyers, ex-governor

Two senior lawyers and a former governor have left the online community reeling in shock after disclosing the huge amounts of money they pay to Kenya Power for their monthly bills.

Innumerable Kenyans have complained about inflated power bills in the recent months.

And on Monday, the Energy Regulatory Commission removed the Sh150 fixed charge but that move is said to benefit the small and huge power consumers.

Reacting to the move, Nairobi lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi disclosed that he has been shelling out top dollar to the power firm.

“I paid kshs 220,000 last month for my home’s electricity bill… I don’t run a medium sized factory… how is that possible Apollo? I need your services…” he tweeted to lawyer Apollo Mboya, who has embarked on a class action suit against Kenya Power.

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Another lawyer, Paul Muite‏ also joined the fray, tweeting: “I paid 60K and we have solar which we use most of the time !!”

And not to be left out, former Kiambu governor William Kabogo disclosed: “I’ve paid a monthly average of ksh. 250k for the last one yr. daylight robbery w/o violence. We kill the monopoly and problem solved. Otherwise tunyamaze tuendelee kufanywo hivio!”

The disclosures left many Kenyans on Twitter baffled.

Nassir Diin said: “Rich people problems ndo hizi sasa.”

Muigai Michael added: “Wenye tunalipa 1k na below tupatane nyuma ya tent!”

John John went on: “I complain when I pay 1500, I mean one thousand na magana matano…. Kweli ni lanes….”