Sandra Dacha

Actress Sandra Dacha has taken to social media to lament over the high cost of living.

According to the actress, things have gotten insanely expensive to the extent that has her wondering if she is the only one experiencing the toughness.

Dacha's main area of concern was the current rate that she gets after purchasing electricity from KPLC.


“I remember back in 2016 when I used to buy tokens from Kenya Power 1000bob used to give me 80 units! Then it started going down pole pole (gradually)

It started at 78 units then, 76 units, 72 units, 68 units, 65 units, 60 units, 58 units, 55 units, 48 units, then dropped rapidly to 38 units. Then it just dropped to 29 units that only lasts 4 days,” the real house-helps of Kawangware star cried out.

She went on to add, Sasa ni kama nanunua units za mia! Aaaaaaah jameni hata kama…ama hii shida iko kwangu tu? (right now it feels like I'm buying units worth only Sh.100. My goodness! Even though its tough times... or is this problem only in my household?)"


Dacha cried as she asked Kenyans to share with her if they were facing the same predicament when it came to electricity bills.

At the beginning of June 2023, the energy regulation sector increased the price of electricity by up to 63%.

Kenya Power said it intended to raise more money to upgrade its aging distribution systems; and to net Sh 177 billion in revenue in the 2022/2023 financial year.

It then raised the base power prices to Sh 12.22 per unit, up from Sh 10 for those consuming below 30 units.

Those using 100 or more units now part with Sh 20.97 per unit, a jump from Sh 15.8 per unit.

This comes in just 3 months after KPLC promised electricity bills for nearly 6.3 million customers consuming less than 30 units a month would reduce by four percent.

The utility firm said that following the approval of the new electricity rates by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the price per unit of power will fall from Sh21.99 to Sh21.16.

Kenyans claim they are yet to see this effect.

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