Kenya Power officials claimed that electricity has been restored to some sections of the country impacted by a statewide blackout on Saturday and that they are trying to restore it to the other areas, according to DW news.
“Initial reports indicate that the outage was caused by a fault that occurred on the Suswa-Loyangalani high-voltage power transmission line,” the power utility said in a statement.
According to reports, the country’s single energy distributor stated that power had been restored to Eldoret, Kisumu, and Nakuru, and that power had also been restored to at least one area of the capital Nairobi.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company provides the majority of the company’s power.
According to DW News, while major blackouts are quite typical in East Africa’s largest economy, they rarely strike the entire country of 53 million people.
Later that month, three Kenya Electricity top executives were charged with sabotage and negligence.
Similarly, in mid-February, the entire country of Kenya experienced a blackout.
According to the power distributor, the affected areas experienced 8-hour power outages due to planned routine network maintenance.
Among the areas affected by the planned routine network maintenance in Nairobi included South BS/Centre, Mariakani estate, Kenol, Elimu Sacco, Part of Golden gate, Balozi estate, Mater hospital, Highway secondary school, KIMC, and South B police station.
Additionally, areas in Gacharage were also affected including parts of Ruaka between Gacharage and Ndenderu Junction, National Oil Ndenderu, Shell Ndenderu, Banana, and adjacent areas.