The court room was briefly thrown into darkness following a power outage during proceedings on Kenya Power chiefs bail application at Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday morning.
Lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui was making an impassionate argument against the continued holding of his clients by the police terming it as detention without trial when the lights went out.
“Now who is sabotaging this?” quipped the lawyer amid laughter and murmurs with a voice in the dark remarking “this is going to be the trend.”
There were mixed reactions from Kenyans who took to social media to comment on the ironical situation in the courtroom.
Irony at its best at Milimani Law Courts, where Kenya Power bosses were arraigned for the bail charge application hearing. And before the process proceeds; Boom!! There's BLACKOUT.
How funny the irony is! Imagine such a joke of the @KenyaPower & the court itself!? — Sam Marona. (@samrisah) July 17, 2018
What has happened at Milimani courts is really surprising. :- The blackout, whether it was intentionally caused or not, why today and specifically when Kenya Power bosses are here.— Mike Osundwa (@Mike_Osundwa) July 17, 2018
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Kenya Power however responded moments after the power outage saying that it was caused by a technical fault within the court house.
Clarification: There has not been a blackout at the Milimani courts as reported by a section of the media. Our technical team has confirmed that electricity to the court is on and that the outage may have been occasioned by internal wiring. — Kenya Power Limited (@KenyaPower) July 17, 2018
Still, Kenyans could not hold back their thoughts and considered the response by the power firm fresh fodder to churn out more reactions.
Your post should begin this way, Please assist us with your account number, and a brief description of the location and phone number for assistance. — Amboseli Maasai ™ (@Hello_Titanium) July 17, 2018
If you were responding like this to our grievances, your bosses wouldn't be in court. — refugee (@makokha_moses) July 17, 2018
Bottomline. There was no POWER. — Kenneth Akoko (@akokoken) July 17, 2018
Feedback is everything. Noted. — HR™ Executive (@ThuitaJim) July 17, 2018
Clarify between black out and outage and help the media guys out there — Charles Nderitu (@CharlesMcn7769) July 17, 2018
Hell hath no furry like a scorned KOT — Winston Mbogo (@MbogoWinston) July 17, 2018