Nairobi, 6 more counties to be hit by power cuts

Seven counties will today, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, be hit by a power blackout, the Kenya Power has said.

In a statement issued on Tuesday night, the power distributor said there will be electricity supply interruptions due to regular maintenance.

In Nairobi County, the specific areas affected include the Kayole and Saika. Others include Maili Saba, Mwengenye, Obama, Njiru, Slaughter House, KPCE Factory, Danmills, Komarock Sector 1, Kayole Junction, Kayole Primary School, Kayole Police Station, Mihang’o Stage, and adjacent customers.

Other places are Dagoretti and Karen Estates.

In Kiambu County, the areas that will be affected include Kwaheri Road, Thindigua, Paradise Lost, Runda Palms, Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM), Evergreen, Runda Mhasibu, Wadi Degla, and adjacent customers.

In Makueni County, the areas that will be affected include Kola and Wote.

In Murang’a County, Nginda and Kaharo areas will be affected.

In Nyeri County, Kenya Power says cuts will be experienced in the Kiawara and Nairutia areas. Other areas include Kamiruri, Marina, Mahiga Meru, and adjacent customers.

The areas of Tumu Tumu and Kiangoma in Nyeri will also be affected by the power interruptions.

In Kirinyaga County, the areas that will be affected by the power blackout include parts of Kagumo Market, Kabonge Market, Mutira Girls High School, Riakiania Market, Mugaya Coffee Factory, Karaini Coffee Factory, Kiaragana Market, and adjacent customers.

In Mombasa County, Likoni, Mrima Primary School, Mount Sinai, Barabara ya Mchanga, Mwananguvuze, Corner Zamani, Harambee, Corner Mpya, and Corner police will be affected by the power interruptions.

Other areas include; Vijiweni, Bububu, Mbuta, Shonda, Ujamaa, Shikaadabu, Approved, Brazil, Ijara, Misikiti Mwili, Checkpoint, Ndibwini, Soweto Kiteje and adjacent customers.

This set of power interruptions arrives on the heels of a nationwide blackout experienced just four days ago, which plunged the entire country into darkness.

The blackout on Friday evening had significant ramifications, disrupting various businesses and activities, including Jomo Kenyatta International Airport operations.

Kenya Power Company attributed the widespread blackout to a system disturbance, leading to the loss of power supply across multiple regions.

As the scheduled interruptions unfold, residents and businesses within the affected counties are advised to make necessary preparations to minimize any inconveniences caused by the temporary power outages.

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