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Friday power blackout updates in four counties including Nairobi

Four counties will be affected by a power blackout on Friday, August 25, 2023, the Kenya Power Company said on Thursday, August 24, night.

This interruption is attributed to routine power maintenance, according to KPC officials.

The upcoming blackout is anticipated to impact various regions within four counties, causing temporary disruptions to normal electricity services.

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In Nairobi County, the Kaloleni estate will be among the areas affected by these planned power interruptions.

Notable locations within this estate, including Kaloleni Social Hall, St John’s Secondary School, and adjacent customers, are expected to experience the blackout.

Moving to Kiambu County, the second county on the list, multiple areas will undergo the scheduled power blackout.

These regions comprise Kinoo, Muthiga, and Baraniki, while more parts of Kiambu County, namely Kinoo Market, Gaitumbi, and adjacent customers, will also be impacted.

The power interruptions will extend to Trans Nzoia County as well, with Matunda and Moi’s Bridge being specified as the areas set to experience the blackout. Furthermore, additional areas such as Chukura, Kona Mbaya, Nzoia, Binyenya, Mburur, and adjacent customers will also be affected within Trans Nzoia County.

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In Kilifi County, the outage will encompass various locations, including Vipingo, Mariashani, Utalii College, Vipingo Health Center, Vipingo Trading Center, Vipingo Makaburini, Palm Ridge, Awali Estate, Shariani, Madrassa, Shariani Primary School, and Shariani Center.

Other areas like Kuruwitu Road, Vipingo Ridge Bridge, Buxton Kinuni, Kuruwitu Michikichi, Shariani Pope, and adjacent customers will also experience the planned blackout.

Throughout this year, Kenya Power Company has frequently issued similar announcements, outlining the areas that power blackouts will impact.

This practice has led to a degree of inconvenience, particularly for businesses that often bear the brunt of financial losses during such interruptions.

Notably, on August 24, 2023, a total of seven counties were affected by power interruptions, according to KPC.

Nairobi, Narok, Nakuru, Meru, Kirinyaga, and Kilifi were affected counties. These regular maintenance-related blackouts are part of the ongoing efforts by the Kenya Power Company to ensure the reliability and safety of the electricity distribution network.

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