Kenya power gives update on nationwide outage
By Vincent Kejitan | May 9th 2020
Kenya Power on Saturday announced that it had identified a
technical fault at a section of the main high voltage transmission line.
According to a statement to newsrooms, the fault led to
power loss on the critical power line thus overloading other power generators
“An electricity conductor came off the support insulators
and clashed on the tower,” said Eng Charles Mwaura, General Manager, Network
The company assured the country that restoration of power
supply was in progress and parts of the CBD and its environs (hosting critical
facilities) were already sorted.
Kenyans on Saturday morning ‘woke up in darkness’ following
a huge power outage experienced in most parts of the country.
Most of them took to social media to express their fury at
Kenya Power following the blackout experienced in the wee hours of Saturday
Earlier, Kenya Power said the outage was due to loss of
power supply on the national grid occasioned by system disturbance on the
"We have lost power supply in the national grid due to
a system disturbance which occurred on our transmission network at 5:49 am this
morning,” read from the power distributor the statement in parts
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The firm apologised to Kenyans for the inconvenience but
indicated that engineers were working to ensure normal power supply resumes.
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