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Advertisement By VITALIS KIMUTAI. The high cost of electricity has negatively impacted on efforts by water companies to provide services in the country’s 47 counties. Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok has called on Kenya Power to lower tariffs to water companies. LOW TARIFFS. “There is a serious need for the Kenya Power Company, the Ministry of Energy and Council of Governors to enter into an engagement with a view to having the energy tariffs (to) water companies lowered,” said Dr Barchok. He added: “We need to relook at our priorities as a country and tweak it to reflect the change that we need in the socio-economic front. As it is, the tariffs for street lights have been lowered while water companies are being charged commercial rates.” Full story

24 January