Buying tokens some time back used to take forever but now once you have paid you get the tokens instantly on your phone thanks to KPLC‘s upgraded system. So here’s how you buy KPLC tokens via Mpesa.
- Go to the M-Pesa menu
- Select Lipa na M-Pesa then Paybill.
- Enter the KPLC Business number which is 888880 for prepaid.
- Enter the account number which is your KPLC Prepaid Meter Number (e.g. 0100 xxxx xxxx x).
- Enter the amount of money you wish to buy tokens with
- Enter your M-Pesa pin
- Click send and wait for a confirmation from both M-Pesa and Kenya Power(KPLC)
After receiving the confirmation message one can now insert the tokens in their meter box. Now that you have bought your KPLC tokens, it’s time to load them on the meter box. In a moment I will show you how to do that.
How to load Kenya power tokens on the meter box
Once you Buy KPLC Tokens via Mpesa you will receive a text message from Kenya power with details of the 20 digit KPLC token number, units in KW/h you have bought, and your meter number.
To load the units in the meter box. Use the numbers on the meter box to enter the 20 digits token number and press the green button or the Ok button.
In a few moments, you should be able to see units on the meter box corresponding to what you have bought. If you had some units before it will add to the one you have purchased. And that’s how you load your tokens on the meter box.
The best time to buy KPLC tokens
Do you know that the price of the KPLC token per unit changes depending on the time you buy it? For instance, when you buy the tokens at the end or start of the month it will cost you more.
But in the middle of the month from 8th-21st when people have not been paid the charges are low. So the best time to buy KPLC tokens is in the middle of the month.
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