Akothee furious after Kenya Power slapped her with humongous bill

The company is blaming systematic failure

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Akothee glammed up. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

It’s not news that Kenya Power have a habit of surprising people with unexplained high bills. One day the bill arrives and a closer scrutiny shows that you owe them double, even more, the amount you normally part with and without an explanation.

One such victim is popular singer Akothee, who recently received the shock of her life from the power firm. She says that her bills in her Mombasa home jumped from KSh 15,000 per month to KSh 100,000 but she didn’t follow up on the matter and paid promptly..furthermore, she’s the self-proclaimed Kenya’s Richest Musician, isn’t she?

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Akothee’s rural home..

But unbeknownst to her, that was nothing compared to the shocker that was at the Post Office coming. Stuff took a turn for the worst when she received a bill of KSh 700,000 for her Rongo home on claims that the previous bills were only estimates.

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She could rich as she says she is but you’ll agree such a bill would make even an industrialist experience cold sweats. So she decided to fight back the best way she knows how. She hopped on her social media pages and posted a lengthy rant about the whole shebang.

She went as far as threatening the energy monopolist by asking its workers to uproot the metres so she can install an alternative power source within the next week.

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Electricity House, Nairobi. PHOTO: EMBAKASIRELOADED

Here’s what she wrote:

“Am I in kenya or some other country , what is happening with KPLC, my bills just erected from 15, 000 per month in mombasa to 100,000 per month , well been paying this from january since I never had time to follow up , now I recieve a call saying they had systematic era for the past 4 years & that all the bills they sent for Rongo is an estimate , & am required to pay 700,000ksh urgently or.they disconnect the power , Half of the times I have lived in Rongo, the power has been 75% off & forced to ran the generator 24/7, one of my employees said his bills rose from 900 ksh per month to 20, 000ksh in a one bedroomed house , whats happening , any one who is feeling the heat, & whats this constant visit on private residence , dont you have a protocal ?, how many times do we have to open the gate for your meter readers , who cant even identify themselves , & expect to be bribed , yet when there is an emergency you take years to come , even if its a transfomer bust , whats happening ? why was it not urgent since 4 years , & the idiot sent feels so sweet as if he is carrying life support , he is even demanding to be seen personally , for what ? I have asked the dog handler to let the dogs free , come in at your own risk, am not going to pay this shit , come uproot your shit & it will take me 1 week to install solar system , come take your things.”

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Have you been a victim of a utility firm’s unexplained rocketing bills?