5 counties to be affected by blackout – Kenya Power

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 9 Oct, 2023 09:35 | 2 mins read
Kenya Power technicians at work.
Kenya Power technicians at work. PHOTO/Kenya Power Ltd/Facebook

Kenya Power issued a notice informing Kenyans of power interruptions on Monday, October 9, 2023, in select parts of five counties.

The counties affected include Nairobi, Nyamira, Kakamega, Bungoma and Nyeri.

The utility firm, in a statement, said there would be a scheduled outage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Peponi, General Mathenge and Lavington areas of Nairobi.

Kenya Power said Nyamira town, Kebirigo and Makairo areas of Nyamira county will experience power outage from 9 am to 3 pm.

Kaburengu and Luandeti areas of Kakamega county will experience power outage from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while areas surrounding Pan Africa chemicals in Bungoma county will be hit by blackout from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In Nyeri county, Ihwagi, Giakaibei, Gikumbo, Kiandu, Makutano and Kigwandi areas will be hit by a several-hour blackout, from 9 am to 4 pm.

Transformer vandalism

Kenya Power on Monday also announced its security team had arrested the mastermind of transformer vandalism within Murang'a County.

The utility firm said five vandals were arrested with the help of officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)'s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and National Government Administration Officers (NGAO).

"I want to thank the DCI and NGAO officers for the swift action during the operations that we carried out over the weekend. We will continue carrying out surveillance on the network to weed out all illegal activities that not only endanger the lives of the vandals but also pose danger of loss of life to members of the public," Kenya Power said in a statement.

"I ask members of the public to be watchful of energy infrastructure and report suspicious activities to the nearest police station or Kenya Power office," the statement added.

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