Kenya Power announces power interruptions in Nairobi

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 23 Sep, 2023 07:46 | < 1 min read
Kenya Power technicians at work.
Kenya Power technicians at work. PHOTO/Kenya Power Ltd/Facebook

Kenya Power has issued a notice informing Kenyans of power interruptions in select parts of Nairobi County.

The utility firm, in a statement, said there would be a scheduled outage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in parts of the capital city.

Kenya Power said they planned to carry out planned maintenance in the larger Loresho area of Nairobi county.

The utility firm said the areas affected by the planned power outage include; Coopers Kenya Ltd, Mukabi Lane, Syinyalu, Part of Kangemi Slums, Part of Kaptagat Rd, Lions Hospital Loresho, Thego Lane and adjacent customers.

Kenya Power regularly gives updates on planned outages. However, there have been instances when power went off without any notice.

On August 25, 2023, there was a power outage that lasted for about 14 hours in what Kenyans called the longest blackout in memory.

The power outage witnessed across the country paralysed activities. Kenya Power quickly addressed the matter and attributed the power outage to a system disturbance.

The nationwide blackout caused a storm prompting the National Assembly Energy Committee to summon Energy Cabinet Secretary (CS) Davis Chirchir and Kenya Power CEO Joseph Siror.

The committee chaired by Mwala Member of Parliament (MP) Vincent Musyoka, also expressed disappointment with how the incident affected the country's main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and termed the incident as embarrassing.

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