Government moves to stop use of solar energy

Many thanks Senator @Abshiro Halake <abshiro.halake@gmail.com> , kindly
keep us posted on the outcome of the conversation if you are able to. We
appreciate your proactive gesture.

Best Regards

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 4:49 PM Ali Hussein via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hon. Senator
>
> Thank you for this assurance. It is much appreciated.
>
> Regards
>
> *Ali Hussein*
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> On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 4:42 PM Abshiro Halake via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Dear team,
>>
>> I trust you are all well and keeping safe.
>>
>> I have read your exchanges on these regulations and I identify fully with
>> your concerns. We as your reps are as concerned too and are doing something
>> about these, at energy Committees of Senate and I believe the NA.
>>
>> While the government does definitely need revenue, we CANNOT/NOT equate
>> taxation, administrative/licensing and other costs on such things as
>> betting with those on affordable renewable energy for citizens. It just
>> ISN’T ONE AND THE SAME!
>>
>> Besides, the country had committed to zero rating and providing other
>> concessions for renewables until 2022. This change is also pointing to
>> uncertainties and government flip-flop on its own policy direction which is
>> not good for business and ease of doing business index for our country.
>>
>> There’s also the matter of access to clean energy and sustainable
>> development. Having signed to SDGs and and the Paris agreement as well as
>> subsequent international and regional sustainable energy protocols, not to
>> mention the prominence our Constitution and our development blue print
>> V2030 gives to sustainable development, these regulations definitely fly in
>> the face of all these obligations.
>>
>> We will keep an eye and ask questions to the Minister and EPRA starting
>> this Wednesday when we have invited them to a virtual meeting.
>>
>> With Kind regards,
>>
>> Abshiro.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 11:42 Okech James via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Team,
>>> I believe this title is in err.
>>> This process is to harmonize the solar industry the same way we have
>>> other electrical installations.
>>> The government also needs the money and this another opportunity just
>>> like it did in betting et al.
>>> We should only fight for the cost not to be too high that it looks like
>>> a suffocation of the niche.
>>>
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> Eng. Okech J.
>>> My blog <james-okech.blogspot.com>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thursday, December 3, 2020, 8:51:47 PM GMT+3, awatila— via kictanet
>>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I don’t think regulations need to go to parliament for approval.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> regards
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* kictanet <kictanet-bounces+awatila=
>>> yahoo.co.uk@lists.kictanet.or.ke> *On Behalf Of *John R. Gicharu via
>>> kictanet
>>> *Sent:* Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:43 AM
>>> *To:* awatila@yahoo.co.uk
>>> *Cc:* John R. Gicharu <john_gicharu@yahoo.com>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [kictanet] Government moves to stop use of solar energy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The chances are that if nobody rigorously campaigns/ lobbies against
>>> these regulations, parliament will pass them as gazzetted by EPRA.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards, John Gicharu
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sunday, November 29, 2020, 08:20:45 AM GMT+3, John Kariuki via
>>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> There is no technical or legal Justification for discriminating one
>>> electrical technician from another. The regulations should therefore not be
>>> substantially different from the existing ones. I am not aware of any
>>> university which trains technicians per se. That requirement is therefore
>>> superfluous. Fortunately, regulations these days require approval of
>>> Parliament and these ones should be considered “dead on arrival”.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> John Kariuki
>>>
>>>
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>>> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 0:14, Alice Munyua via kictanet
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