Power restored in parts of the country, KPLC says

Kenya Power technicians replaced a transformer at Kanyange village in Othaya, Nyeri County. [File, Standard]

Power supply has been restored in most parts country after a nationwide outage that lasted for more than 12 hours.

In a statement on Saturday, August 26, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) said that they have restored power supply in at least 27 counties including Kiambu, Kisumu, and Nakuru counties.

"We have restored power supply to most ports of the country including Kiambu, Nyeri, Meru, Muranga, Embu, Isiolo, Nanyuki, Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet, Nyandarua, Samburu, Kisumu, Vihiga, Kakamega, Siaya, Busia, Kisii, Migori, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kitale, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Machakos, Makueni and other parts of Nairobi,” read the statement.

At around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, power was restored at the  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), after passengers were left stranded for hours in darkness.

This attracted the attention of the Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen who apologized for the situation at JKIA and promised travelers that the incident would not happen again.

"I am really sorry for what has happened at JKIA with the blackout. There is no excuse worth reporting and there is no reason why our airport is in darkness. I will be announcing the decision we will make tomorrow after a meeting with the leadership of the airport," tweeted Murkomen on Friday night.

KPLC now says that it is working to ensure that power in the remaining areas is restored.