President Kenyatta hints at reduction of electricity tariffs

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The government has hinted at possible removal of a number of tax and levies that have made the cost of electricity remain high. According to the head of state, the high cost of power remains a major impediment to growing the economy with manufacturing at the helm of his development agenda. The move comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission evaluates the current tariff regime, but pressure from private sector players could see the cost of power come down sooner. President Uhuru Kenyatta said energy costs have been a top concern for most Kenyans,...