Kenya Power Bill – 8 Ways to Pay Your KPLC Bill

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Kenya power and lighting company (KPLC) popularly known as Kenya power is the main distributor of electricity in Kenya. In this article we are going to share with you how to pay your KPLC Bill we have out lined for you the 8 Ways to Pay Your Kenya Power Bill. We have highlighted the popular method of KPLC payment via Mpesa. Where we show you how to enter the KPLC mpesa bill no while paying KPLC via mpesa.

KPLC bill payment can be done through various methods. Hence Kenya power and lighting company bills can be paid through the methods listed below:

Paying Electricity Bill through Mpesa (Safaricom)

Paying Electricity Bill through Airtel Money (Airtel)

Cash Payment at Kenya Power Company

Postal Corporation of Kenya

Uchumi Supermarkets

ATM Payments

Cheque Payments

M-Banking Bill Payment

Its important that You can also the following articles on How to check KPLC online Bill and also KPLC Paybill Number for Mpesa . If you already know how to check your electricity bill then you can proceed to the various bill payment methods below.

Paying Kenya Power bill through MPesa (Safaricom)

To Pay KPLC via Mpesa requires that one has to have a safaricom number with Mpesa activated on it to. KPLC Mpesa payment is very simple and convenient. Before you proceed, make sure you have some money in your Mpesa account to enable you complete the transaction. Follow the following tips on Paying Electricity via Mpesa.

  1. Go to Safaricom Icon on your phone and Select M-pesa
  2. Then Select Lipa Na Mpesa
  3. Select “Pay Bill
    4. Enter the Kenya Power business number: the KPLC Paybill Number 888888.
    5. Enter your full Kenya Power account number e.g. 123456-01. For prepaid customers, enter your meter number in this field.
    6. Enter the amount you wish to pay which should be between Kshs. 100 and  KShs.35,000.
    7. Enter your M-Pesa PIN.
  4. Confirm that all details are correct.
  5. You will receive a confirmation of the transaction via SMS.
  6. For prepaid customers; after you receive a transaction confirmation SMS from M-PESA, you will receive an SMS from KPLC indicating the amount paid, date, total tokens received and a unique code of numbers.

That is how we Pay KPLC via Mpesa. Its simple and straight forward. Remember to read how to pay KPLC Bill via Mpesa by reading this step by step guide on Paying Electricity via Mpesa.

It’s important to note that it takes 48 hours for Kenya Power to update your account after making KPLC Mpesa payment.

KPLC Bill pictorials showing step by step on how to Kenya power bills pay via mpesa hence making it easy for you to complete successfully KPLC bill payment.

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Paying Kenya Power Bill through Airtel Money (Airtel)

Here is the step by step guide on KPLC bill payment using Airtel Money.

  1. Select ”Airtel Money” from the menu.
  2. Click on “Make Payments”.
  3. Select “Paybill” and enter KPLC Paybill Number
  4. Choose Kenya Power Bill for post-paid bill OR Kenya Power Prepaid for purchase of tokens.
  5. Enter the amount you wish to pay.
  6. Enter your Airtel Money PIN.
  7. Under the reference option, type your full Kenya Power account number e.g. 123456-01.6. Confirm that all details are correct.
  8. You will receive a confirmation of the transaction via SMS.

The transaction takes 24 hours to be updated after the KPLC bill payment .

You can check your Kenya Power bill by sending the first part of your account number e.g. 123456 by SMS to 95551.

The Mpesa payment system can also be used for paying other services in Kenya like Gotv payments and DSTV Payments.

Cash Payment at Kenya Power Company

This method of KPLC bill payment is still the most popular amongst the customers who have post pay meters and also people applying for new electricity connection, meters etc. Customers are advised only to make payments at Kenya Power’s authorised pay points inside their buildings to the cashiers.

KPLC bill payment at Postal Corporation of Kenya

Paying electricity bills in Kenya through Posta is a service that has been useful for many people who find it difficult to cue at the KPLC banking halls to pay their monthly electricity bills. However since KPLC introduced pre paid meters, where customers can pay electricity using their phones it appears as if this method of payment has become less viable for the company. Therefore this payment method has been suspended by the power company.

 Read: KPLC prepaid meter user guide for all

Paying Kenya Power Bill at Uchumi Supermarkets

This is one of the leading supermarkets in Kenya, there was a time when this service was down but now KPLC has renewed it and you can pay your electricity bills in Uchumi

ATM Payments

Kenya power bills for electricity can also be paid through some of the banks they have partnered with. For instance in Nairobi, one can pay through some of the appointed Co-operative Bank branches. However you can pay your electricity bills various banks listed here all over the country.

  1. National Bank of Kenya (at no extra cost)
  2. Postbank (at no extra cost)
  3. Barclays Bank of Kenya
  4. Co-operative Bank
  5. Standard Chartered

Cheque Payments

Organizations, cooperates or institutions that would like to pay their electricity bills by cheque can use this method where their cheques should be payable to KPLC thereafter should be deposited in designated boxes in pay centres or Kenya Power drop-off points.

Read: KPLC Paybill Number 888880 for Mpesa

 

Bill Payment through M-Banking

At the time of writing this article, this service was only available to Co-operative Bank customers. This is for people who have bank accounts with Co-operative Bank, they can use their mobile phone as an electricity bill payment point. However the service is not automatic as one needs to register at their bank for M-Banking service which shall be linked to the registered Kenya Power account number with the bank for the individuals account.

I believe now you have learnt how KPLC Mpesa prepaid and KPLC postpaid Mpesa system works.  Now you can comfortably make KPLC bill payment via Mpesa at your convenience.

Read: How to check KPLC online Bill

Kenya power contacts

The following are KPLC contacts that will help you with most of your inquiries.

Kenya Power Contact Centre/ KPLC hotline: 95551 or 0703070707 or 0732170170

Kenya power website: www.kenyapower.co.ke

Email: customercarenairobi@kplc.co.ke

You can also sign in to the KPLC online call centre to send your feedback and make inquiries.

In case of emergency, different regions have different numbers to call. You can call KPLC customer care or check out the KPLC Emergency Numbers for your region.

Also Read: Paying Electricity via Mpesa

 

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