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Kenya Power announces massive power outage in Kiambu County

Kenya Power, on Monday, June 12, 2023, announced a massive power outage in Kiambu County.

In a statement posted on its official Twitter handle, the power utility said parts of Kiambu Town, Githunguri Town, Ting’ng’a, Ndumberi and Karuri will be without electricity.

Other areas affected by the blackout include; Banana, Kiambaa, Muchatha, Kanunga, Kamiti Corner, Njathaine Road and Edenville.

Other areas include; Mugumo, Kiamumbi, Kirigiti, Rabai, Kanunga, Kiambu High School and Kirima Tent.

Others that will also be without power are; Kambaa, Kagwe, Gitwe, Ikinu, Githiga, Gathaithi, Githunguri Town, Norbook, ACME, Kentemere, Maramba, Ngorongo, Kambaa and Kagwe Tea Factories.

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KPLC has been announcing power cuts on a daily basis since the beginning of the year.

In mid-May, Nairobi County was hit by a massive power outage that affected key businesses across the county.

Affected areas included; United Nations (UN) Avenue, UN Crescent, UN, Whispers Avenue, Daisy Drive, Magmolia Close, Embassy of Morroco, Embassy of Tunisia, Embassy of Colombia, Lobelia Drive, Camelia CI, Anselia CI, Eaton Place and adjoining customers.

Other areas include; Nguluni Market, Kithimani Market, Kisukioni Market, Matuu ma Mwitu, Kituluni, Kayukuni and adjacent customers.

Also affected are areas of Kaloleni Estate including the Social Hall, United Energy along Jogoo Road and adjoining areas.

A week before the 16 March announcement, the country was hit by a nationwide blackout caused by a system fault. Kenya Power is the sole distributor of electricity in the country and most of its power comes from the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).

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While the blackout is necessary to allow maintenance work to be carried out, it is likely to cause significant disruption to businesses and households in the affected areas.

However, Kenya Power has assured customers that it is working to restore normalcy as soon as possible.

Despite the inconvenience caused by the blackout, scheduled maintenance is essential to ensure that the country’s electricity distribution infrastructure is in good working order.