False Statements circulating on social media alleging fraud through the purchase of prepaid electricity(Yaka) units.

Claim

Claim that Umeme fraudulently charges customers through the purchase of prepaid electricity (Yaka) units.

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Verdict
Incorrect
Social media allegations on Yaka vending is incorrect as Umeme through a press statement clarified that charges to its customers are based on a structure determined by the Electricity Regulatory Authority(the Regulator), as mandated by the law.

There have been statements making rounds on social media platforms alleging fraud through the purchase of prepaid electricity (Yaka) units.

However, Umeme , through a press statement dated April 3, 2021 that charges to its customers are based on a structure determined by the Electricity Regulatory Authority(the Regulator), as mandated by the law.