Kenya Power Confirms Hitch Affecting Pre-paid and Postpaid Customers

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The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has announced a service outage affecting pre-paid and postpaid customers.

Kenya Power, in a statement on Thursday, said it’s experiencing a technical hitch that is affecting pre-paid token generation and postpaid bill payment.

The management confirmed that restoration efforts are underway.

“Our team has identified the issue, and restoration of normal services is currently in progress so that customers can access the affected platforms soon,” the utility firm said.

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“We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

The system outage is said to have started in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Customers said they experienced challenges buying tokens using the Paybill number 888880 through M-Pesa.

“Transaction failed, M-Pesa cannot complete payment of Ksh500 to KPLC Prepaid. Organization receiving the payment is unavailable, try again later,” read an M-Pesa message.

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A majority of the netizens expressed frustrations citing frequent inconveniences by the state parastatal that enjoys a monopoly in the country.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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