Kenya Power seeks switch to leased vehicles

Kenya Power seeks switch to leased vehicles

File image of Kenya Power vehicles in the field. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • The company has invited bids for firms to offer fleet leasing services while it envisions phasing out its owned fleet.
  • Vehicles set for leasing shall be built to Kenya Power specifications and shall be fitted with a fleet tracking and driver management facility.
  • Kenya Power has proposed that the lessor considers the average mileage covered by units in each category for each billing period.

Utility firm Kenya Power is considering opting out of vehicle ownership for leases as it seeks to lower its cost of fleet ownership and maintenance.

The company has invited bids for firms to offer fleet leasing services while it envisions phasing out its owned fleet if leasing is to be assessed as more cost effective.

Vehicles set for leasing shall be built to Kenya Power specifications and shall be fitted with a fleet tracking and driver management facility under the company’s existing fleet tracking platform.

Kenya Power has proposed that the lessor considers the average mileage covered by units in each category for each billing period before charging excess mileage.

The bidding process is expected to run until January 5, 2022.

As of November 2021, Kenya Power reports that it has a fleet of 2,269 units which are spread across all 47 Counties.

The fleet comprises light utility, double cabin pickups, heavy duty single cabin pickups, medium trucks, truck mounted cranes, material handling equipment and motorcycles.

The desired switch from fleet ownership to leases is aligned to current ongoing reforms at the utility firm to manage and streamline operations including costs.

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