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KPLC, Leading by Example or Lagging Behind? Electric Vehicle Adoption Not Implemented

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), the very organization entrusted with the responsibility of providing power to millions of Kenyans, finds itself at a crossroads. While celebrating the nation's progress towards renewable energy, a glaring inconsistency remains: your fleet of vehicles continues to rely on fossil fuels, spewing emissions and contradicting the clean energy future you advocate for. This inaction is not only disappointing but also a missed opportunity for leadership and environmental responsibility.

Considering that over 90% of Kenya's electricity comes from renewable sources like geothermal, hydro, and solar, the continued dependence on fossil fuel-powered vehicles by KPLC stands as a stark paradox. While Kenyans embrace clean energy in their homes and businesses, the company responsible for its distribution contributes to the very pollution it seeks to alleviate. This hypocrisy not only undermines public trust but also sends a mixed message about the country's commitment to a sustainable future.

The consequences of KPLC's inaction are far-reaching. Air pollution from fossil fuel vehicles contributes to respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and premature deaths, impacting the health and well-being of Kenyans across the nation. Additionally, greenhouse gas emissions from these vehicles exacerbate climate change, jeopardizing the environment and the livelihoods of those most vulnerable to its impacts.

Furthermore, KPLC's failure to embrace electric vehicles hinders the development of the clean energy sector in Kenya. By not actively transitioning its fleet, KPLC sends a signal of hesitation to potential investors and delays the creation of a robust electric vehicle market. This, in turn, slows the progress towards a clean and sustainable transportation system.

It is time for KPLC to take a stand and demonstrate true leadership in the transition to clean energy. By electrifying its fleet, the company can:

Reduce its carbon footprint:
Lead by example and contribute to the country's ambitious climate goals.
Improve air quality:
Enhance the health and well-being of Kenyans by reducing air pollution.
Promote electric vehicle adoption:
Spur the growth of the electric vehicle market and create jobs in the clean energy sector.
Enhance brand reputation:
Be recognized as a champion of sustainability and gain the trust and respect of customers.

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KPLC has the opportunity to turn its paradox into progress. By taking decisive action and transitioning its fleet to electric vehicles, the company can become a true leader in the clean energy revolution. This is not just about fulfilling a responsibility; it is about protecting the environment, safeguarding public health, and paving the way for a sustainable future for generations to come.

The choice is clear: remain an outdated relic of the past or embrace the future and lead the way towards a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable Kenya. KPLC, the power is in your hands. Choose wisely.

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  • winnie nguru

    17 w

    KPLC should take the lead in championing for clean energy

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    • Edwin wangombe

      17 w

      it is ironic and saddening at the same time to see the organization responsible for supplying electricity lagging behind in adopting EVs

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      • Gorffly mokua

        17 w

        Our government is only good with promises not actions!!

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        • Edwin wangombe

          17 w

          @gorffly_mokua i agree and it is a big shame to see this happen... sweet words are nothing in this fight all we need to win against climate change is actions.. it's time for change

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • Rotich Kim

            17 w

            This possible but kplc is a government parastal and it's under government guidance so government should allow and give kplc way forward

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            • rosebellendiritu

              17 w

              @rotich_kim the same government advocating for fighting the climate crisis and bringing change should have atleast taken this idea and may be respond to it or better still try to implement it.

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              • Edwin wangombe

                17 w

                @rotich_kim The government is failing big time ... KPLC should be at the forefront setting an example by transitioning to electric vehicles

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  17 w

                  @rosebellendiritu The government is just like a two-sided coin all they do is hide behind promises and big words in their speech but there is no commitment it's just a shame

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                • George Kariuki

                  17 w

                  I agree. KPLC should lead by example.

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    17 w

                    @george_kariuki It would be easier if only Kplc is not a monopoly company in the country.

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      17 w

                      @george_kariuki I agree... being the number one electricity supplier in Kenya it should also show the rest of the country the benefits of EVs since they are the specialists in electricity

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                    • walter lungayi

                      17 w

                      This is so disappointing yet they have electricity to charge those EVs. They should join others in phasing out fossils fuel.

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        17 w

                        @walter_lungayi I believe that if an organization of its caliber adopts EVs it will set up charging infrastructure around the country making it convenient and encouraging other citizens to adapt the same

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                      • rosebellendiritu

                        17 w

                        No sign of implementation yet

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                        • Edwin wangombe

                          17 w

                          @rosebellendiritu which is saddening and disappointing

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                        • Princess

                          17 w

                          Very disappointing .

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            17 w

                            @princess_nel_268 it is definitely disappointing we expect so much from an organization of its standard... they should be at the forefront encouraging electrification of the transport sector

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                          • johnte ndeto

                            17 w

                            Kplc should be up to speed in transition to clean energy

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              17 w

                              @johnte_ndeto I second this... its high time they transit from fossil fuels

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