Who we are
Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 2.6 million customers (as at April 2014).
The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers.
The Government has a controlling stake at 50.1% of shareholding with private investors at 49.9%. Kenya Power is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Powering people for better lives.
To provide world-class power that delights our customers
We are committed to providing high quality customer service by efficiently transmitting and distributing high quality electricity that is safe, adequate and reliable at cost effective tariffs. The Board, Management and staff of Kenya Power are committed to effective implementation and continual improvement of the Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in order to consistently meet its customers and other stakeholder's requirements and expectations.
1. Historical Timelines
1875: Seyyied Bargash, the Sultan of Zanzibar, acquires a generator to light his palace and nearby streets. 1908: Harrali Esmailjee Jeevanjee, a wealthy merchant in Mombasa, acquires the generator and transfers it to the Mombasa Electric Power and Lighting Company. 1908: Around the same time, an engineer, Mr Clement Hertzel, is granted the exclusive right to supply electricity to the then district and town of Nairobi. This leads to the formation of the Nairobi Power and Lighting Syndicate. 1922: The two utilities in Nairobi and Mombasa are merged