Kenya Power Limited Company (KPLC) has announced scheduled power interruptions on Wednesday, August 30.
In announcement on Tuesday, August 29, Kenya Power clarified that the planned power interruptions will affect seven counties including Nairobi.
The interruptions will take effect between 8am to 5pm depending on the region affected.
KPLC power interruption in Nairobi County
Areas in parts of Kayole, Saika will experience power interruptions between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
This includes Saika Est, Maili Saba, Mwengenye, Obama, Njiru, Slaughterhouse, KPCE Factory, Danmills, Komarock Sector 1, Kayole Junction, Kayole Primary, Kayole Police Station, Mihango Stage & adjacent customers.
Further, areas in Dagoretti and Karen will also experience power blackouts during the same time.
This includes part of Dagoretti Road, Warai South Road, Warai North Road, Nyumbani Children’s Home, Pepo Lane, Three D Lane, Windridge, Mudodo Lane, Link Rd, The Hub, Don Bosco & adjacent customers.
In Kiambu, part of Kwaheri Road including Thindigua, Paradise Lost, Runda Palms, Citam, Evergreen, Runda Mhasibu, Wadi Degla and adjacent customers will experience power shortages between 9am and 5pm.
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Also, areas bordering Kola, Wote including Mukuyuni Markett, Ukia Girls, Ukia Market, Kivani Market, Kivani Secondary, Kali Mkt, Mbuani Market, Utagwa, Kilala Market, Kyamuthei Secondary, Kiliungi Market, Kitundu Market, Kyau Market, Engavu Secondary and adjacent customers will experience power disruptions.
Parts of Nginda and Kaharo will experience power disruptions between 9am to 5pm.
This will affect Nginda Girls School, Nginda Village, Ihumbu Markett, Kaharo Girls School, Kaharo Village, Gathera Secondary School, Gathera Village, Itaaga Village, Itaaga Secondary School, Gachocho Market, Muranga Technical Training Institute and adjacent customers.
Areas in Kiawara and Nairutia will also experience power interruptions between 8.00 am– 4.00 pm.
This will affect Kiawara, Nairutia, Ruiries, Tanyai, Matopeni, Ngbit Secondary School, Lamuria, Bellevue, Kariguini, Mugunda, Kamiruri, Marina, Mahiga Meru and adjacent customers.
Also, areas in Tumutumu and Kiangoma including Giagatik Market, Mbogoini Village, Tumutumu Hospital, Tumutumu Secondary, Kiamubir Primary, Kiangoma Market, Kiangui, Kanyanjiru, Mbari ya Njora, Karie C/Fact, Wakamata Polytechnic experience power disruptions between 8.00 am –4.00 pm
In Kirinyanga, part of Kagumo Market will have power shortages from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Part of Kagumo Market, Kabonge Market, Mutira Girls High School, Riakiania Market, Mugaya c/Fact, Karaini C/Fact, Kiaragana Markett & adjacent customers will be affected.
Areas in Mrima Primary, Mount Sinai, Barabara ya Mchanga, Mwananguvuze, Corner Zamani, Harambee, Corner Mpya, Cornerpolice, Vijiweni, Bububu, Mbuta, Shonda, Ujamaa, Shikaadabu, Approved, Brazil, ljara, Misikiti Miwili, Checkpoint, Ndibwini, Soweto Kiteje & adjacent customers.
On Friday, August 25, most parts of the country experienced a total blackout.
KPLC confirmed the power supply interruption the same day, at around 9.45pm
In a statement, Kenya Power said the outage in various parts of the country was because of a system disturbance.
Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has announced major leadership changes at the Kenya Airports Authority – KAA hours after the power outage which affected operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
In the changes, KAA Managing Director (MD) Alex Gitari had been replaced by Mr. Henry Ogoye.
The Cabinet, chaired by President William Ruto regretted the total electrical grid outage that led to a nationwide blackout on Saturday last week.
Consequently, the cabinet directed that the review of the power distribution system in the country, to ensure that the unfortunate occurrence shall not recur.