In today’s digital age, convenience and efficiency are paramount when it comes to managing our daily utilities. One such essential utility is buying electricity from the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC). In Kenya, the use of MPESA has revolutionized the way we pay for electricity tokens. This simple and hassle-free method has made it easier for people to access and purchase electricity tokens from the comfort of their homes or on the go.
In this guide, we highlight how to buy tokens via MPESA, ensuring that you have a seamless experience and never have to worry about running out of power again. Let’s dive in!
How to Purchase Tokens Using Mpesa
Buying tokens through M-pesa is a straightforward process as follows:
- Ensure you have enough funds in your M-Pesa account.
- Go to the M-Pesa menu.
- Select “Lipa na M-Pesa” from the menu.
- Choose the “Pay Bill” option.
- Enter the KPLC prepaid Token Paybill number which is 888880.
- Select the ‘’account number’’, and enter your prepaid meter number. This is typically a 12-digit number associated with your electricity meter.
- Enter the amount you wish to pay for tokens.
- You will be prompted to enter your M-Pesa PIN to confirm the transaction.
- Review the transaction details and press “OK” to confirm the payment.
- You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-Pesa and another one from your KPLC with your token information.
How to Buy Tokens Using Equitel
If you have an Equitel line, here are the steps to purchase tokens:
- Select “Eazzy Pay” from your Equitel menu.
- Within Eazzy Pay, choose the “Pay Bill” option.
- Select the bank account number you want to make the payment from. For example, enter your bank account number, e.g., 0123456789102.
- Specify the business number for KPLC tokens.
- Enter your KPLC Prepaid Meter number, which typically looks like this (e.g., 37168917674), and press OK to confirm.
- Enter the amount you want to pay for your KPLC tokens. The amount should be between Kshs. 100 and 500,000.
- Enter your Equitel PIN, which is your Personal Identification Number, and press OK to confirm the payment.
- Review all the details you’ve entered to ensure they are correct.
- If all the details are accurate and you’re ready to proceed, press 1 or OK to confirm and complete the payment.
How to Purchase Tokens Through Airtel Money
To purchase tokens through Airtel money follow these steps:
- Access the Airtel Money menu.
- Select make payments then choose the “Pay Bill” option.
- Choose KPLC prepaid.
- Enter the amount or quantity of tokens you want to purchase.
- Enter your Airtel Money PIN or provide any other required authentication.
- Enter the ‘reference number’ which is your KPLC prepaid number’
- Confirm the payment.
- Once the transaction is successful, you should receive a confirmation message, and the tokens should be credited to your account or meter.
Postpaid by Mpesa
- Select “Paybill” from the Mpesa menu on your mobile phone.
- Enter the KPLC postpaid business number, which is 888888.
- Enter your KPLC account number (the account number you wish to pay for).
- Enter the amount you wish to pay. The amount should be between Kshs. 100 and 35,000.
- Enter your Mpesa PIN
- Confirm that all the details you have entered are correct. Double-check the business number, account number, and the payment amount.
- After verifying the details, confirm the transaction.
- You will receive an SMS to confirm your transaction indicating that your payment to Kenya Power has been successfully processed.
Postpaid Via Equitel
- Select the “Eazzy Pay” option from the menu.
- Choose the “Pay Bill” option from the Eazzy Pay menu.
- You will be prompted to enter the business number for your electricity provider. You should have this information, but if you don’t, you can check your electricity bill for the correct business number. It is usually provided on the bill itself.
- Enter the account number associated with your postpaid electricity bill. This is usually your unique account number with the electricity provider.
- Enter the amount you wish to pay for your electricity bill.
- Confirm the details you’ve entered and review the transaction.
- Enter your Equitel PIN to authorize the payment.
- Once the payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation message with the transaction details.
How to Buy Tokens Through Jazapay
To pay your KPLC bill, follow these steps:
- Dial *415# on your Safaricom phone.
- Select option 2 (KPLC).
- Enter your prepaid meter number (it will be saved for future use).
- Input the amount (at least Ksh 20).
- If everything is correct, press 1 for “Yes.”
- Enter your Mpesa PIN when prompted on the STK Mpesa popup to finish the transaction.
How to Buy Tokens Through Tingg
- Dial *369# from your Safaricom SIM card.
- Select option 5 for “KPLC tokens.”
- Choose your account from the list provided. If your account is unavailable, proceed to enter your account manually.
- Enter the amount you want to purchase in KPLC tokens.
- If the confirmation details are correct, proceed and select option 1: “Pay now.”
- Select option 1 “Mpesa” for the payment method
- A Mpesa PIN prompt will appear for you to complete the transaction.