Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Kenya suffers another nationwide blackout

Kenya has suffered another major nationwide blackout. According to Kenya Power, the blackout has been caused by what they have termed as system disturbance.

“We have lost bulk power supply to various parts of the country due to a system disturbance and we are working to restore normalcy within the shortest time possible,” Kenya Power said in a statement.

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“An update on the restoration progress will be issued in due course. We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused.”

Over the recent few months, national power outages have become regular, with the national power provider blaming the outages on collapsed towers and system disturbances.

On November 2, this year, power blackout was reported in different parts of the country. The areas affected include Nairobi, Mombasa, Busia, Kakamega, Kiambu, Makueni, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Kilifi, Kajiado, Machakos, Garissa and Eldoret.

In January 2022, Kenya suffered its third countrywide power outage in four years, with the entire country plunged into a blackout for almost four hours after a transmission line broke.

The disruption was caused by the collapse of towers along a high-voltage transmission line, the country’s electricity distributor, Kenya Power, said. It did not say why the towers fell.

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