Cost Of Wiring A House In Kenya
The average cost of wiring a house in Kenya is 40,000 to 400,000 shillings in Kenya. In this post, we shall help you determine your exact cost.
Depending on the type and size of your house, the price of wiring can be lower or higher than the mentioned average. To help you know the exact cost of wiring your house in Kenya, we have prepared a detailed breakdown in this guide. Also, read how much it shall take you to construct a house here.
Cost Of Wiring A House In Kenya
|15,000 to 50,000 shillings
|A quarter of the total cost
|300 to 6,500 shillings
|Wiring Devices (Switches)
|75 to 1,500 shillings
|Earthing / Grounding Products
|700 shillings to 60,000 shillings or more
|Low Voltage Switch Gear
|300 to 70,000 shillings
|Wiring Extension Switch Socket
|300 to 2,000 shillings
|20 to 2,300 shillings
Wiring Costs Per House Sizes
- The cost of wiring a one-bedroom is 50,000 shillings to 70,000 shillings.
- The cost of wiring a two-bedroom in Kenya is 70,000 shillings to 120,000 shillings
- Wiring a 3 bedroom in Kenya costs 100,000 shillings to 150,000 shillings.
- Wiring a 4 to six-bedroom in Kenya costs 200,000 shillings to 500,000 shillings on average.
What is the cost of hiring an electrician in Kenya?
The cost of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for your house in Kenya is a quarter of the whole cost of wiring. For instance, the total cost to wire a 4 bedroom is 200,000 shillings, and therefore expect an electrician to cost 50,000 shillings from the total cost.
Cost Of Connecting KPLC Electricity In Kenya
The cost of connecting kplc electricity in Kenya is 35,000 shillings for a single phase, 50,000 shillings for a triple-phase, and 15,000 shillings for single-phase rural electrification. The above costs apply only if you are not more than 600 meters from the grid. This is the cost of connection alone minus the cost of the installation which includes wiring costs. Before starting the kplc connection process, you have to have a technician do the wiring and give you a certificate that is required when applying for kplc power connection. Below is the process of connecting kplc power in Kenya.
How To Apply For KPLC Electricity Connection
As mentioned earlier, you have to do the wiring and get a wiring certificate from your technician. After getting a certificate to confirm that you’ve done professional wiring of your house, follow the below steps on how to apply for kplc electricity connection to drop kplc power.
- Choose the application type
Start by choosing whether you shall apply for an electricity connection online or offline. Both perform the same purpose and your choice shall depend on convenience. Applying online is more time-saving and recommended than a physical application.
- For physical application, visit the nearest kplc office.
If you choose to apply physically, you shall need to visit the nearest kplc offices. Remember to carry the documents we shall mention later.
- For online applications, visit the kplc application portal.
If you opt to apply online, go to the kplc application online using your smartphone or computer.
- Have the needed application documents available
For online you need scanned copies of your; national ID, certificate of wiring from the technician, property ownership documents, and your kra pin. Carry hard copies of the above documents when going to apply physically.
- Fill in the application form.
For both online and offline applications, you shall be presented with a kplc connection application form. Fill out the form and upload or attach the required documents and submit.
- Wait for KPLC to visit your site
After applying, kplc representatives shall visit the site and confirm that you have standard wiring in place and also estimate the cost of connection.
- Pay kplc connection fees
After the site visit, you shall be required to pay the connection charges. As mentioned earlier, connection charges are 35,000 for a single phase, 50,000 for a triple phase, and 15,000 if you are connecting a single phase in rural areas.
- Kplc shall send technicians to connect your house to the power grid.
After payment, kplc shall have its technicians visit your site and connect your house to the power grid. By this time, you shall be connected and ready to use kplc electricity in your home. You shall be required to pay electric bills on a post-pay or prepay basis.
FAQs On KPLC Power Connection
Application for kplc connection is free. After applying you shall be required to pay a kplc connection fee of between 15,000 to 50,000 shillings depending on the connection type you choose.
To get electricity connected to your house in Kenya you should apply for a connection at kplc online application portal or physically at your nearest kplc office.
Kplc meter separation charge is 3,480 shillings.
Kplc prepaid meter costs around 10,000 shillings. However, you shall not be charged for the meter as the total cost of the power connection includes costs for the meter.
A kplc wooden electric pole costs 10,000 shillings to 20,000 shillings while a concrete pole costs 20,000 shillings to 50,000 shillings. Normally kplc buys and installs electric poles and the power grid and won’t require a customer to buy a pole.