“It will not be business as usual!”

This is the warning Fred Matiang’i, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government issued to the task force reviewing the high costs of fuel and power.

Matiang’i was addressing the steering committee on implementation of the report of the Presidential Task Force on Review of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) on Wednesday.

The task force was chaired by John Ngumi. 


He was speaking as the 6-month mandate of the steering committee kicked off and the work of the team will be supervised by a cabinet sub-committee headed by the powerful CS.

“The all of government approach with a cabinet sub-committee providing oversight is to ensure we align objectives and streamline efficiency among energy sector players,” he said.


He assured that the work of the task force will ensure the costs of electricity and fuel will go down drastically for the benefit of the common mwananchi and reduce the high cost of living.

Matiang’i added, “We are on the right track, and soon unreasonable high electricity bills will be a practise of the past.”

Fred Matiang'i and Monica Juma. PHOTO/COURTESY

This comes amid complaints by Kenyans over the constantly rising prices of petroleum products and power coming as they grapple with adverse effects of Covid-19 and massive job losses.

This also comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a mini reshuffle, replaced Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter with Ambassador Monica Juma to oversee changes in the energy sector.