Kenya Power Responds After Nationwide Blackout

On Wednesday evening, a power blackout hit parts of Nairobi, Rift Valley, Western Kenya and South Nyanza regions.

The power outage, which occurred just a few minutes to 7pm,  caught many unaware and lasted for more than two hours affecting many businesses in the affected areas.

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Taking to its social media sites, Kenya Power Company explained that the outage had been occasioned by a technical hitch that has affected two major power supply lines.

“We would like to inform our customers that we are experiencing a power outage in parts of Nairobi, Rift Valley, Western Kenya and South Nyanza following a technical hitch that has affected two major lines supplying power to these areas.

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“We would like to apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused and reassure them that our technical team is currently working to identify the root cause and restore power to the affected areas,” Kenya Power said in a statement.

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Other towns in the country affected by the outage included Elburgon, Molo, Makueni, Kericho, Bomet, Murang’a, Kisii, Busia, Embu, Meru and Migori.

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