Scheduled power interruptions affect 4 counties across Kenya
Residents and businesses in four Kenyan counties are bracing themselves for scheduled power interruptions today, Tuesday, September 5, 2023, as announced by Kenya Power.
According to the power company, these interruptions are part of a comprehensive network maintenance effort.
In a statement released on Monday, September 4, 2023, Kenya Power clarified that these temporary blackouts are necessary to ensure the electrical grid’s long-term reliability and efficiency.
Kajiado County tops the list of affected areas, with the towns of Kitengela and Isinya bearing the brunt of the blackout. Specific areas within these towns set to be affected include Maasai Flowers, Acacia Drive, Acacia Digital, Oloika, Chief Mutungei, Victory Gardens, Premier Villas, Kitengela International, Afya Sacco, Acacia Crescent, and adjacent customers.
Baringo County, too, will experience interruptions, affecting the entirety of Mogotio and Alfega areas. Specific areas to be affected in these regions include Dale Flora, Athinai, Alpgega Sisal Factory, Lomolo Sisal Factory, Muya B/H, Equator, Majani Mingi, Kipkitur, Mugurin, Lake Bogoria, and adjacent customers.
In Nandi County, four towns – Himaki, Lelwak, Kibabet, and Emrok – are in line for power interruptions. Other affected areas will include Emrok Tea Factory, Mogoon, Lengubei, Chepkunyuk, Kapchuria, and adjacent customers.
Homabay County will also experience power interruptions, affecting Nyarogi and Wachara areas, along with Kitota, Kwabwai, and adjacent customers.
This announcement comes after two days of silence from Kenya Power regarding planned power interruptions. The last announcement of this nature was made on August 29, 2023, when six counties were affected.
Notably, Kenya faced a nationwide blackout just a week ago, which plunged the entire country into darkness and disrupted various businesses and activities, including operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya Power attributed the widespread blackout to a system disturbance that led to a loss of power supply across multiple regions.