The Kenya Power and Lighting bosses were brought before the National Assembly committee on Energy on March 20, 2024 for an ‘irregular’ payment of Sh7billion to Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) for power that was never used.

This came as MPs questioned a clause in the contract signed in 2009 between KPLC and LTWP that stated taxpayers would pay for power generated even if the equipment to transfer to consumers was not available yet at the moment. The arrangement in which Kenyans paid for power that they never used is odd and should be investigated stated the MPs.

I have been trying to understand this deal that we paid for power we did not use. Somebody needs to take responsibility for this

Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka

The team led by Mwala MP Vincent Musyoka requested that officials from Kenya Power led by Managing Director Joseph Siror should name the officers(s) who approved the surcharged payment. According to the Members of Parliament, there should be accountability for all public officials who carried out the payment for presumed generated energy.

The deal that led to the LTWP pocketing the Sh7 billion is suspicious and must be investigated. It is to be noted, the National Assembly last year investigated why Kenya Power paid Sh17 billion for wind power that was not supplied. The Energy Committee will also look into possible conflict of interest by the company’s bosses.



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