Operations paralyzed in Nairobi County offices as Kenya Power cuts electricity over debt

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 16:29 | < 1 min read
Office of the governor, Nairobi City County. PHOTO/COURTESY

Operations at Nairobi City Hall and other county government offices have been disrupted over power blackout since Thursday last week

The blackout has halted several activities at the ever-busy city hall and city hall annexe for the fourth day today.

A senior officer who sought anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter told K24 Digital that City Hall owes Kenya Power about Ksh750 million, a move that prompted it to cut off electricity while demanding the pay.

“This issue is due to a huge debt that has been increasing and is yet to be cleared,” the chief officer disclosed.

According to him, the only City Hall backup generator is now serving county assembly and the governor’s office while the rest of the institution offices remain in darkness.

“Currently, we only have power in the office of governor and county assembly wing powered by the City Hall generator,” he added.

This has affected service delivery to Nairobi residents.

“I was here by 9:00 am but I have been told that there is no service delivery until Wednesday because there is no power,” he said.

K24 Digital understands that there has been a prolonged battle between Kenya Power and Nairobi county government over debts they owe each other.