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Full list of counties to be affected by power blackout on Saturday

The full list of counties that will be affected by a blackout on Saturday, August 5, 2023, can now be revealed.

Electricity Provider the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) said that the blackout was as a result of normal maintenance.

“Hello, these areas will be affected by scheduled power interruptions tomorrow,” KPLC announced.

Bungoma County was top of the list, with specific areas that will experience the power blackout listed as; Bungoma Central Business District (CBD), Khetias Crossroad, Coolbase Hotel, Adatia wholesalers, Tourist Hotel and adjacent customers.

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Transzoia County will also be affected by the power interruptions. The specific areas include; Moi’s Bridge Market, Matunda Market, Moi’s Bridge Quarry, National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) Moi’s Bridge, Natwana, Kapkoi Sisal and adjacent customers.

In Uasin Gishu, the following areas will be affected; Seregeya, Muriola, Kilimani and adjacent customers.

KPLC has been making such announcements almost on a daily basis, with various parts of the country being affected by the power interruptions.

On Friday, August 4, 2023, three counties were affected by a power blackout that is expected to last for more than eight hours.

In a statement, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) said that the blackout will be as a result of normal power interruptions.

The counties included; Homabay County, Kilifi County and Nyeri County.

Five months ago, the country witnessed a national blackout which lasted for hours with KPLC caused by a system disturbance.

Kenya Power is the country’s sole electricity distributor, and the bulk of its power comes from Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) (KEGN.NR)), which is the main producer.

Whenever there is a blackout, business people usually count losses as most things usually stop functioning.

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