Even as the government insists on people working from home, as one of the measures to curb the spread of the coronovirus epidemic, it is not as easy as it sounds. In the Kivou area of Mbondoni Sub-Location in Mwingi Central, Kitui County, it is actually a pipe dream due to lack of electricity.
It has been three months since the locals had electricity after the only transformer serving the area blew up.
Speaking to reporters at Kivou Township, business operators and public servants accused Kenya Power of making unfulfilled promises.
“We have visited their offices in Mwingi Town several times. All we are told is to wait for the installation of a new transformer. It has taken too long and our activities are now at a standstill,” lamented Kiita Wone, a trader.
Margaret Mutua, a civil servant, expressed her disappointment about having to walk long distances to have her phone charged.
“We have children who have been advised to follow their studies through e-Learning, which is not possible without electricity.”
The locals appealed to Kenya Power to speed up the installation of the new transformer.