A public meeting on the sensitive subject of power costs will be held next Monday, only days after President Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffled the top leadership at the Energy docket.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, who is also the chair of the Cabinet committee on government project and program implementation, would conduct a sector stakeholders engagement to explore the issue.
The decision is in keeping with President Kenyatta's direction to adopt the Taskforce report chaired by John Ngumi by December to help Kenyans cope with the high cost of fuel and power.
A re-assessment of the Power Purchase Agreement with Independent Power Producers is recommended in the Presidential taskforce report.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter was shifted to the Devolution Ministry and Principal Secretary Eng Joseph Njoroge to Transport following the release of the report last week at State House.
CS Fred stated that he will lead the energy-related government agencies to the meeting, promising to ensure that the task force's recommendations are completely executed.
The task force determined that the large disparity between KenGen and IPP prices and energy dispatch allocations, as well as a lack of appropriate demand forecasting and planning, were the primary causes of the incongruent demand estimates.
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