NEWS: East Africa Power tariffs fiasco actually raises costs for Kenyan industry by upto 30pc

By Njiraini Muchira

Manufacturers in Kenya will pay 30 per cent more in electricity as per rates announced this past week.

The tariff review comes at a time other East Africa Community countries, particularly Tanzania and Uganda, are seeking ways to bring down the cost of power in order to attract foreign investment and boost industrial growth.

In Tanzania, President John Magufuli has directed the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) to find ways of lowering electricity tariffs with the coming on stream of cheaper power generated from gas and scaling down of thermal generation.