Former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Secretary/CEO Apollo Mboya has struck a deal in which he will be paid for withdrawing his court case against Kenya Power over exaggerated billing.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that the lawyer could pocket at least Sh75 million in the deal.
The surprise out-of-court deal will require KPLC to stick to Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved tariffs and to set up billing query centres.
During the 30-day period, Kenya Power will not disconnect power for any customer that has raised issue with their bills.
The development from one of the top critics of KPLC who began the “KenyaPowerless” and “SwitchOffKPLC” campaign come under serious scrutiny especially on the matter of his compensation.
The terms of the agreement do not state how the bills will come down.
Neither does it show that Mr Mboya achieved his mission of lowering the tariffs
It’s not clear if Mr Mboya will also drop the case in which he is representing contractors blacklisted by KPLC over alleged corruption.
Cofek has instructed its’ lawyers to study the case with a view to taking it over.
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