Kenya Power Outage Hits Supply In Most Parts Of Country

Electricity supplies were cut off in most parts of Kenya after a technical fault on a major supply line, the east African country’s power distributor, Kenya Power, said on Saturday.

“We experienced a technical challenge that led to tripping of our main supply line … consequently leading to a power outage in most parts of the country,” Kenya Power said.

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Blackouts are common in Kenya, partly because of an aging energy network and insufficient generation capacity.

Many businesses in Nairobi and other big towns operate back-up generators.

The company said the supply line that was tripped ran from Olkaria, an area in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region, and the capital Nairobi. It did not provide further details.


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