KENYA: Utilities company shuts off Mumias over unpaid bill

Published: 08/10/2018, 8:46:54 AM

Mumias Sugar Company seems to be sinking deeper in trouble, this time left in darkness, after Kenya Power disconnected the miller's supply, according to Kenya's NTV.

KPLC says Mumias owes it KES1.2 billion (US$11.95 million) in unpaid bills, but the miller has disputed this, and has moved to court to challenge the disconnection.

Four months ago, Mumias shut down operations due to shortage of cane and was intending to fully resume soon, but the lack of power now means the miller has to rely on generators.

At the moment, the miller owes farmers KES700 million for cane deliveries, and has requested for an additional KES2 billion from the treasury to pull it back on its feet.