Massive power outage sparks uproar online
Kenyans have taken to social media to express outrage over the ongoing power outage and are mocking Kenya Power for their inept handling of the situation.
The complaints about the power outage on Thursday began a few minutes after 3 o’clock and appear to have affected a sizable portion of the country.
Power consumers have reported outages in Kitale, Embu, West Pokot, Nairobi, Voi, Kwale, Narok, Kisii, and other parts of the country, raising suspicions of a countrywide outage.
In a statement, Kenya Power said the loss of power supply is due to a ‘system disturbance’.
“We have lost bulk power supply to various parts of the country due to a system disturbance and we are working to restore normalcy within the shortest time possible,” KPLC said.
“An update on the restoration progress will be issued in due course. We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused,” read the statement.
This is the second incident in less than 24 hours where power has gone off.
Kenya Power stated in a release dated November 24 that mechanical issues on several lines feeding the estates were to blame for the power outage.
The outage affected residents along Thika Superhighway and Waiyaki way.
Another outage occurred early this month with Kenya Power claiming that the blackout was caused by “a system disturbance” that hit parts of the Nairobi, Coast, and Mt. Kenya regions.