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Pay up Sh1.3 billion bill or face switch off, City Hall warned


Kenya Power has threatened to disconnect the supply of electricity at City Hall over unpaid bills amounting to Sh1.3 billion.

City Hall has been accused of defaulting on a deal struck between the two parties few months ago on how to settle the humongous bill.

In a letter addressed to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, Kenya Power has sought to have further discussions with the county government over the matter failure to which they will be forced to disconnect power supply until such a time when the bill is fully settled.

“We wish to request for an appointment with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the best way forward in this matter,” reads part of the letter signed by Kenya Power Acting Chief Executive Officer Jared Omondi.

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In the deal agreed on earlier on, the County Government had agreed to pay Sh15 million upfront and thereafter remit monthly installments.

The pact was reached in June after Kenya Power switched off the City Hall annex over a Sh990 million debt that has now risen to more than Sh1 billion.

The disconnection affected County Executives offices and the Governor’s office, forcing City Hall to impound a Kenya Power vehicle parked within the city center.