Several parts of Kenya with no power, Kenya Power calls for calm
Kenya Power has confirmed a power outage in several parts of Kenya on Wednesday morning.
In a statement, Kenya Power said the blackout was caused by “a system disturbance” that affected parts of Nairobi, Coast and Mt Kenya regions.
“We are working in collaboration with other sector players to restore the power supply as soon as possible,” the power company said.
Kenyans online reported a blackout in different parts of the country including Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Busia, and Makueni.
Kenya Power Lighting Company had indicated there would be scheduled maintenance in some areas in five counties today.
The areas are Kangemi and Kileleshwa (Nairobi), Kalama (Machakos), Boro Market, andUradi Mission (Siaya), Uriri, Bware and Oyani (Migori), and parts of Bamburi in Mombasa.
The widespread outage comes ten months after a similar outage reported in January this year. For four hours on January 11, the country was in the dark, the third countrywide power outage in four years after a transmission line broke. KPC claimed that towers along a high-voltage transmission line collapsed, causing the disruption.
The power outage often leads to huge financial losses and uneven disruption to work for people, with those working from home, where there are typically no generators, being most affected. Kenyans have taken to Twitter to complain of the blackout, accusing the company of negligence.