How to buy electricity token; pay bills easily

How to pay utility bills during COVID-19 at a reduced cost and avoid scams

Tech firm Kibo Capital Group Limited innovation department has unveiled a simple toll-free (without charges) way to enable Kenyans to buy Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) electricity token and paying postpaid bills through a simple shortcode 40512 and paybill 732929 respectively.

Once one pays their post paid bill through Tsenda’s systems, they are given an e-Receipt. The Token dispensing system works from a Safaricom line with MPESA.

To purchase prepaid electricity tokens one has to send their metre number followed by ‘#’ key and amount to toll free shortcode 40512.


1234xxxx912#100 then wait for prompt

For the Postpaid bills, one has to follow the usual Safaricom MPESA paybill use i.e.

  1. Go to Safaricom SIM Tool Kit, select M-PESA menu, select “Lipa na M-PESA
  2. Select “Pay Bill“
  3. Select “Enter Business no.“732929″ and press OK
  4. Select “Enter Account no.“put your account KPLC account number” and press OK
  5. “Enter Amount“, Enter the amount you wish to pay, between sh100 and sh35,000 and press “OK”
  6. Enter your M-PESA PIN and press “OK”
  7. Confirm all the details are correct and press “OK”
  8. M-PESA HAKIKISHA, You will get a notification with the intended recipient’s name e.g. “Pay TSENDA CORPORATION KSh100.00 for Account 6711xx. To STOP this transaction, send any letter or number within 25 seconds. Cost: KSH0.00.” To stop a wrong transaction, Enter “1” and press Send within 25 seconds. Pressing “Cancel” will complete the transaction.
  9. You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA.
  10. TSENDA CORPORATION will also send you a confirmation SMS with a link to an e-Receipt to confim payment.

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