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Kenya Power Opens up About National Blackout

by Justus Kiprono
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Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has spoken about a power blackout that has hit various parts of the country.

In a statement from the government entity dated January 11, it had fallen short of power after Kiambere – Embakasi power line collapsed.

“We have lost power supply due to collapsed towers at the Kiambere – Embakasi high voltage transmission power line at 10:45 am this morning,” read the Kenya Power statement in part.

KPLC further assured Kenyans that their engineers are working to restore its connection.

Immaculate Kubai, the Corporate Communications Officer at Kenya Power, spoke to a local publication noting that the failure of the main power line meant that the majority of the parts in the country, were not supplied with power.

“Yes, a transmission power line has collapsed around Embakasi, but it is being worked on. It’s a national blackout, so when the mainline collapses most of the time, it affects the supply, hence they are trying to stabilize the grid before they embark on supplying to the country,” she noted.

Kenya power has been trending on Twitter for the past 24 hours, with Kenyans decrying that their activities that require power had been affected, some blamed corruption, calling for a change in its management.

Gideon Kibicho: “Kenya Power should be the next company to be handed over to KDF. Total jokers.”

Bravin Yuri: “Kenya Power (KPLC) needs to grow up. What the hell! Blackouts are becoming the order of the day. They should pay for damages that occur due to their unplanned interruptions/Outages. This is why this Monopoly should be done away with.”

Jealdenna: “See how dangerous monopoly can be? Kenya Power should be disbanded and everyone to go home.”

Ann Mbugua: “Can I sue Kenya power if their outages cause damage to my electronic gadgets?”

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