Power blackout set to hammer 9 counties on Wednesday

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 May, 2024 21:35 | 2 mins read
An electric grid seen during lightning. PHOTO/Everypixel.

A power outage scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2024, is set to impact nine Counties across Kenya, according to the latest announcement from Kenya Power.

The blackout, which is planned for maintenance purposes, will affect several areas at different times of the day.

"Notice is hereby given under Rule 27 of the Electric Power Rules that the electricity supply will be interrupted as here under: (It is necessary to interrupt supply periodically to facilitate maintenance and upgrade of power lines to the network; to connect new customers or to replace power lines during construction, etc.)," Kenya Power said in a notice on its website.

The outage, while temporary, is expected to impact various sectors and activities in the affected counties.

Kenya Power said that the Wednesday power interruption will affect West Pokot, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira, Nyeri, Laikipia, Kiambu, Kitui and Mombasa counties.

West Pokot

Area: Sirikwa Safaris

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Places affected: Sakas, Murpus, Chewoiyet, Kamuino, Talau, Chepkoti, Sirikwa Safaris, Murkwijit, Karaus, Namanjalala, Kesogon & adjacent customers.

Kisumu

Area: Katolo, Ombeyi

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Places affected: Boya Water, Katolo, PS Nalo, Masara, Masogo, Ombeyi & adjacent customers.

Migori

Area: Migori town, Oruba.

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Places affected: Migori Town, Oruba, Nyikendo, Magina, Aroso, Ombo Mission Hosp, Huduma Center, Migori Referral Hosp, Life Care Hosp, Oasis, Aga Khan, Salah & adjacent customers.

Nyamira

Area: Ikonge, Mabariri

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Places affected: Ikonge Mkt & Sec, Ekerenyo Mkt, Kebabe Girls Sec, Obwari, Nyamusi Mkt & Disp, Gekendo Sec, Mabariri Mkt & adjacent customers.

Nyeri

Area: Kiawarigi, Gitunduti

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Places affected: Kanyama Junction, Kiamaina, Unjiru, Kiawarigi, Ichuga, Gathumbi, Kaanjata, Kiangurwe Pri, Karingaini, Gachuiro, Gathuini, Highlands, General China, Itiati, Kianjuguma, Kihuri, Gikore, Gitunduti & adjacent customers.

Laikipia

Area: Gathiuru, Mirera

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Places affected: Gathiru Ammunition Depot, Ngarariga, Mirera, Buens Luger, Toll Station, Huku, Tigers and Ichuga CCM, Equator Girls, Nabosa, St. Teresa Catholic, Nanyuki Boarding & adjacent customers.

Kiambu

Area: Kihunguro, Rainbow

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Places affected: Zetech Univ, Rainbow Hotel, Wholesale Rainbow, Waki, Agape, Mijicare, Part of Kihunguro, Mark Hotel, Bederin Hotel, Mijicare & adjacent customers.

Kitui

Area: Waita, Kamuongo

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Places affected: Ikuuni, Waita, Kamuongo, Gaai, Kanduiwa, Kyuso, Katse, Kimangao, Ciampiu, Kora, Mivukoni, Tseikuru, Kaningo, Usueni, Kamisiliu, Mikauni, Ngungani Mkts, Kiambere Water Supply, Wikithuki & adjacent customers.

Mombasa

Area: Nyali, Mkomani

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Places affected: Shell Petrol Station Nyali, Moyne Drive, Green Wood Drive, Nyali Police, Nyali Beach Hotel, Voyeger Hotel, Mombasa Beach, English Point Hotel, Showground, Mkomani & adjacent customers.

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