Court Orders KPLC To Pay Amount It Owes Nairobi City County.

by Mahakamani News

Kenya Power and Lighting Company should pay over half a billion shillings it owes the city county.

They moved to court seeking to have Nairobi County Government stopped from clamping its premises.

The dispute arises from nonpayment of more than Sh605 million debt for poles and way leave charges.

Justice John Mativo dismissed their petition saying they failed to demonstrate that the alleged impugned legal notice violates sections of the constitution.

The judge declined to grant the reliefs sought in the petition and dismissed it with no orders as to costs.

KPLC told the court that the county government of Nairobi had threatened to barricade its premises with a truck full of garbage.

They said that if the county proceeded with the intended clamping and impounding of their vehicles, electricity supply to their 4.2 million customers would be largely affected.

KPLC claimed that it is not liable to pay any charges to Nairobi county government on amount of poles or way leaves as demanded and if there are any sums due to the County government they should be borne exclusively by the National Government.

Nairobi county defended the legal notice insisting that under the Act, it is mandated to demand and impose rents, fees or charges in respect of any person or matters within its jurisdiction.

The county also denied exceeding its powers under the Act to control and take care of all public streets and road reserves within its area.


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