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Kenya Power announces power outage in Nairobi estates

By Nyaboga Kiage January 31st, 2023 2 min read

Kenya Power on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, announced a power outage in estates within Nairobi County.

The electricity provider said that “the blackout is part of the normal maintenance in the company.”

In a statement, KPLC listed estates that will be affected by the power outages, which include; Eldama Park, Eldama Ravine, Peponi Gardens, Peponi Road, and Spring Valley.

Other areas in Nairobi include; Donyo Sabuk Avenue, Spring Valley Road, Boundary Lane, Embassy of France, and adjacent customers.

“The listed areas in Nairobi will experience power outage from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm,” Kenya Power stated.

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In Kajiado, there will be a power outage in Kitengela, Isinya, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

“Areas in Kitengela that will be affected include; Tarikiville, Dusan Quarry, Sinkeet, Milimani Homes, Kenpipe Sacco, Milimani Academy, Old Namanga Road, Sensei, Orchard, and adjacent customers,” Kenya Power said.

In Kisumu, the Jumbo Mattress area will experience a power outage from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. In Siaya, there will be a power outage in Hawinga area between 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.

In Nyeri, the Wakamata region will also experience a power blackout from 9am to 3pm. Other areas including Mulika and Kiriene in Meru, will also experience a power outage from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

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In Kiambu, there will be no power in Ruiru Law Courts and Kiambu Prison from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

This comes just a day after Kenya Power was given a financial reprieve after obtaining a repayment moratorium on Sh25.1 billion worth of loans from international development partners.

The company will now start servicing the debt after June 2024, marking the latest in a series of debt repayment moratoriums in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While Kenya Power has returned to profitability, it has a huge debt burden that it has been unable to service without the government’s help, which guarantees some of the loans.

“The company has obtained an extension of on-lent debt repayment moratorium approved by the National Treasury amounting to Sh25.1 billion to 30 June 2024,” the Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm says in its latest annual report.

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