The Energy Committee of Kenya’s Senate has called off a meeting with Tsavo Power Ltd and Rabai Power Ltd. for the failure of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to avail relevant documents to the Committee.
Led by the Committee chairperson, Hon. Eng. Vincent Musau, the Committee convened a meeting to address the escalating cost of electricity in the country.
The Committee sought contractual engagement between KPLC, Rabai Power Ltd. and Tsavo Power Ltd., details of registered owners, stakeholders, directors, the basis of variance on the rates charged by the 2 Independent Power Producers (IPPs), the amount of money paid by KPLC to the IPPs since commencement and the measures taken by the 2 companies to bring down the cost of electricity to households, businesses and factories with a view to supporting the government’s Bottom-Up Transformation Agenda.
While appearing before the Committee, Mr. Zablon Okwoku, General Manager for Rabai Power Ltd and Eng. Julius Riungu, the Chief Executive Officer for Tsavo Power Ltd did not carry with them the relevant documents as requested by Energy Committee.
On this note, the Committee agreed in unison to call off the meeting with IPPs and granted them a period of 3 days to avail the required documents.
To confirm the authenticity of the documents, the Committee agreed to conduct a manual search at the Registrar of Companies.
“We have the tools and systems to get the correct information by ourselves,” said Hon. Eng. Musau.
The Committee resolved to reschedule another meeting with Rabai and Tsavo Power Ltd companies upon receipt of the relevant documents at a later date.