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Kenyans Protest Move By ERC To Arrest Electricity Supplier In Remba Island


Kenyans on twitter have protested the move Energy regulation commission (ERC) to raid and shut down a solar power plant in Remba Island Homabay county. the arrested those responsible and were supposed to be arraigned in court.


Solar Plant In Remba Island Raided By ERC /courtesy

The residents are of the opinion that instead of raiding and destroying the solar plant since they were not registered they should have seen the benefits of the plant to the island.

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The twitter users asked how long it would take the Kenya power to power the Island if it took five years to power the mainland.

The Kenyans on twitter said that the company which was in the process of registration not only provided power but also created employment for the locals from the area.

They said that the raid was not something that the ERC would be proud of but they should be embarrassed for killing an initiative without giving residents a solutions.

Kenyans have been complaining about the high bills that they have been receiving from KPLC without any explanations and have blamed bureaucracy and monopoly that the company as the major cause of power problems in the country.

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Written by Merxcine Cush


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