Kenyans on Twitter are having a hard time understanding how and why Jeff Koinange’s electricity bill for one month amounted to tens of thousands of shillings.
The veteran TV personality revealed his electricity bill on Sunday Live during an interview with Energy PS Eng. Joseph Njoroge. The two were discussing the dormant wind power project in Marsabit County when Koinange deviated and aired his frustration of paying a monthly power bill of Sh72, 000.
The news anchor wondered why such a mega power project was lying idle yet his monthly power bill keeps soaring.
Njoroge, however, assured Kenyans that it would take the Ministry five weeks to streamline operations at the Marsabit wind power plant.
On Twitter, Kenyans who were following the interview were mostly stunned by Jeff’s Sh72k power bill and took to the platform to speculate on what Jeff could be doing in his homestead.
Here are some reactions:
Jeff Koinange: Can you assure Kenyans that their electricity bills will go down once the project is completed?
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) July 29, 2018
— Timothy grosso sammy (@GrossoTimothy) July 29, 2018
This is why I don’t like rich people! how dare you pay 72K for power only? do you know that amount can pay all my bills for a year and still save some cash in my savings account?
— Jonathan Mwaniki (@DktJonathan) July 29, 2018
72k stima ya mwezi moja!! hawa ni wale wasee walinunua Samantha… Boyshaud alidhani amekwepa bill ya kupeleka slayqueens Kempinski kumbe KemPnLsCi (KPLC) imemngoja. ??#JeffInTheMorning
— M A I N A.? (@maina_njoki019) July 30, 2018
Hiyo ni salary ya mtu for 3 months huku kwa ground. Mayooo!
— samson odhiambo (@samsonodhiambo2) July 29, 2018
Kwani umeoa mluhya?? Uka mjengea posho mill Jikoni???
— Teen’s Eco-cover (@eco_cover) July 30, 2018
Jeff wacha welding @koinangeJeff
— Ayman Kibet (@Ayman_kibet) July 29, 2018
— Norbert (@AlbaFlamma) July 29, 2018
We dont even get to pay $720 for a 5 bedroom house, with a pool, its summer so my AC runs 24/7, sprinklers on a.m. /p.m. we run washers and dryers, fridge and pressers are on all day and night, what in the world, last bill was 122 @KoinangeJeff pic.twitter.com/k8CWhIur0V
— victor ogega (@ogesh100) July 30, 2018
The sound of “Oh my” alone consumes power equivalent to what a sugar factory consumes,Jeff should not complain anything
— Michael (@WafulaNMichael) July 30, 2018
Even I know a restaurant that uses power to cook but it doesn’t reach 40k!!!!!!…
— reinhard (@reinhar94921679) July 29, 2018
must be all the things @KoinangeJeff is smookiing
— David Kibe (@wainainamugumia) July 29, 2018
Boss kwani unafanya biashara ya sambaza nini
— stephen adero (@satdevoe) July 29, 2018
Is @KoinangeJeff, running a power distribution centre in his neighbourhood? 72k? Myyyy, oooh MYYy! That’s a shmooooking bill!
— bryan muigai (@FundiMuigai) July 29, 2018