Kiambu Law Courts may have issues handling their day to day activities after a power disconnection last week by the Kenya Power and Lighting company over an outstanding debt of over Sh. 300,000.
According to a disconnection notice that was signed by the the utility service provider’s Business Manager, Eng. Kennedy Ogalothe law courts owed the company Sh. 294,343.61 which had remained unsettled since October 2019.
He stated in the letter “Please take note that in accordance to the relevant provisions of the Energy Act 2019 we are entitled to discontinue the supply of power to you on this account as well as any other you may hold.”
He added, “in the circumstances, TAKE NOTICE that should we not receive the above stated amount within seven days from the date of this letter, we shall not have any option than to suspend our services to the said meter forthwith.
According to KNA Kiambu who happen to share the same compound with the court, the law courts paid Sh. 165,000 in January to reduce the debt which stood at Sh. 494,434.61 thus leaving them with a debt of Sh. 294,343.61 inclusive of monthly consumption.
An officer from the law courts who preferred to remain unanimous told KNA that their efforts to talk to Kenya Power to give them more time to settle the debt which was inherited from headquarters were futile, revealing to KNA that the institution’s bill per month stands at about 50,000 shillings.