It reads: “KPLC token offer: 50 units@ 290/=, 80 units@360/=,120 units@600/=,180 units@700/=,250 units @1150/=, 290 units @1500/=, 350 units@2500/= requirements is your meter number WhatsApp 0711400147.”
The power company introduced prepaid electricity tokens in 2009, saying they would help people control their electricity consumption and pay only for the power they used.
But is the token offer genuine?
‘Beware of fraudsters’
Kenya Power Care, KPLC’s social media support team, dismissed the claim as fake.
It posted a screenshot of a similar “offer” on Twitter, stamped “BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS.”
The tweet advised that people could access electricity tokens on the M-Pesa paybill number 888880. – Grace Gichuhi
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