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Friday blackout list: Neighbourhoods that will be affected by power outage


Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has unveiled a comprehensive list of areas that will be impacted by a planned power outage on Friday, August 18, 2023.

This scheduled blackout, set to endure for a duration of eight hours, from 9 AM to 5 PM, aims at facilitating necessary maintenance work.

Kiambu County is among the regions marked for the power interruption, with areas like Kaburu and St. Pauls University set to experience a temporary outage.

Further within Kiambu County, Red Hill Heights, Red Hill Villas, Zerenity, Mulango Farm, Wet Farm, Thingati, Sovereign Suits, Munyaka, and St. Julians are among the regions that will also experience the impact of the power cut.

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Several other areas are also listed for the planned power interruption. In Kisumu County, locations such as Kawawa, Chemelil, Golden Bricks Quarry, Awas, Prime Street, Rockland Quarry, Gogni Quarry, and Stonified Quarry, along with their adjacent customers, are slated for the temporary outage.

Kisii County will also be affected, encompassing areas like Kameji, Tabaka, and Misesi, as well as Nyachenge, Misesi Market, Bonyancha, China Hanan, Nyanko DOK, parts of Tabaka Market, Tabaka Mission Hospital, Kameji, Merera Hospital, Kamagambo Complex, Nyamue, Ramoya Girls, and their adjacent customers.

Kirinyaga County, too, is on the list of areas to be impacted by the scheduled power cut. The regions encompass Thumaita, Kianda, Njeru Githae, Thumaita West, Kiandai Market, Thikukuu Market, Soft Corn Millers, Baricho Town, Getuta Market, Baricho Boys, Kinya Kiiru, Mugaa Market, Multiple Academy, Kiambwe Booster, and their adjacent customers.

Since the beginning of the year, regular power outages have been experienced across the country due to ongoing maintenance efforts initiated by KPLC.

These outages, while essential for infrastructure upkeep, can pose challenges for various sectors, particularly businesses that are often compelled to close operations during such occurrences.

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