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Late Angaine sister disputes Sh1.5m power bill

By Joackim Bwana | April 22nd 2020

Mariam Kirago displays the Kenya Power bill for March amounting to Sh84,000 in Kiziwi, Mombasa. [Gideon Maundu, Standard]

A sister to the late politician and Cabinet minister Jackson Angaine has disputed a Sh1.5 million electricity bill.

Mariam Kirago, 84, has accused Kenya Power of frustrating her over the electricity bill that has allegedly accumulated over five years.

Ms Kirago, who lives in Tudor, Mombasa, said she has been in the dark for a month after Kenya Power disconnected power to her house. She claimed that despite her son paying Sh300,000 for the power to be reconnected, the company has demanded Sh500,000.

“I am tired of KP frustrating me with huge electricity bills that I don’t understand where they come from,” said Kirago.

Her daughter Sophia Ahmed claimed that last month they were given a bill of Sh84,000 yet KP staff did not read the meter.

She said they were not aware of any outstanding bill when they rented the house in 2015 from the Asian landlord.

However, KP County Business Manager Hicks Waswa disputed Kirago’s allegations and said that she holds no account with the company and had not filed any formal complaint.

Mr Waswa said when KP followed up on the account over unpaid bills, she committed to pay. “The issue of the bill being Sh10,000 or over Sh1 million is neither here nor there because this can be reviewed through filling a complaint,” he said.

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