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Power interruptions to affect 3 counties on Sunday

By Nyaboga Kiage December 10th, 2023 2 min read

The Kenya Power Company has issued a statement informing residents of Machakos, Kilifi, and Kiambu counties about planned power interruptions scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2023.

The interruption is slated to begin at 9 am and continue until 5 pm, affecting various regions in the three counties.

This proactive measure is part of the company’s ongoing network maintenance efforts to ensure the reliability and efficiency of the electricity supply. While inconveniences are anticipated, the company believes that these interruptions are essential for maintaining and enhancing the overall power infrastructure.

In Machakos County, specific areas to be affected include College Road, Mumbuni, Ngelani, Kamuthanga, Kenol, Ivumbuni, Mutituni, Kwa Musyoka, Tumba, Manza, Sweet Waters, Kaviani, Ivovoani, Kivutini, Kisekini, Kaloleni, Thinu, and adjacent customers.

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Residents in Kilifi County should expect interruptions in Mnarani, Plantation, Mandarini, Vipingo Shauri Moyo, Pazuri Homes, Mavueni, Dsitsoni, Jaribuni Quarries, Chasimba, Mwarakaya, Pinglikani, Silala Mwaloko, and neighboring areas.

Meanwhile, in Kiambu County, the affected areas include Muchatha, Kiambaa, Banana, Karuri, Kiamumbi, Kambaa, Kagwe, Nduma, Maramba Tea, Morvrook, Kirima Tent, Gitwe, Farmers Choice, Nazareth Hospital, Maramba, Kentemere, Gathaithi, Edenville, Kiambu High, Kanunga, Riabai, Kirigiti, Ting’ang’a, part of Githunguri Town, part of Kiambu Town, Kamiti Corner, Ndumberi, ACME, Njathaini Road, Maramba, Redhill, and adjacent customers.

The Kenya Power Company assures affected residents that the maintenance work is crucial for the long-term stability of the power network.

This announcement comes at a challenging time for the company, which recently reported losses attributed to a weakened national currency. In October, the electricity provider disclosed a loss of 3.19 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. This marked a significant contrast from the previous year when the company recorded a net profit of Sh3.26 billion.

In its audited financial statement, Kenya Power Company attributed the decline in performance to exceptionally high finance costs, which surged by 89%, reaching KShs. 24.15 billion. This increase was primarily driven by the depreciation of the Kenyan shilling against major international currencies.

Residents are encouraged to make necessary preparations for the temporary power interruptions and to use electricity wisely during the maintenance period.

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