Kenya Power announces outage in various parts of Nairobi

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 11 Jan, 2022 19:43 | < 1 min read
Kenya Power explains blackout experienced in many parts of country Thursday afternoon
Kenya Power staff at work. PHOTO | File

Kenya Power has announced an electric power outage in various parts of the city beginning tomorrow.

According to a Tuesday, January 11 statement seen by K24 Digital, Kenya Power said the power outage has been occasioned by a faulty transmission line.

"A 220KV Suswa Embakasi power transmission line that evacuates power to Athi River, Embakasi and City Centre bulk substations has developed a sustained fault this evening," Kenya Power said in a statement.

The national electricity supplier further stated that the fault in the transmission line has resulted in a power outage affecting various parts of the city.

"This has resulted in a power outage affecting sections of the Nairobi Central Business District, Embakasi, Kilimani, Hurlingham, Syokimau, Athi River, Kitengela, Mlolongo and adjacent areas," the statement read in part.

Kenya Power further stated that its technical teams are working with the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) to locate the fault, rectify it and restore power supply as soon as possible.