• May 20, 2024
  • Last Update May 20, 2024 1:50 PM
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Kenya Power explains cause of national power outage

Kenya Power explains cause of national power outage

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Most parts of the country on Thursday evening experienced a power outage.

Kenya Power issued a statement a few minutes later confirming the power outage and also explained the reason behind it.

In a statement, the company said the power outage was a result of a system disturbance on the grid.

“At 5.40 pm, we experienced a system disturbance on the grid resulting in power supply disruption in most parts of the country,” Kenya Power said in part of an update issued at 6.30 pm.

The company said it regrets any inconveniences caused and urged for patience from its customers as they work towards restoring normal power supply at the earliest opportunity.

In addition, Kenya Power said it would issue an update on the progress of the restoration.

“We will issue an update on the progress of the power restoration exercise within two hours,” it said.

At the time Kenya Power was taking to its social media pages to explain the cause of the outage, Kenyans from all walks had already taken to X, formerly Twitter to bash it.

Here are some of the reactions from angry Kenyans:

FCPA Billow Kerrow: How does the Govt expect to attract investors as a competitive destination when we can’t run KPL? It’s a shame!

The Phrarasee: Kenyans, After impeaching CS Mithika Linturi, there is no way we can also impeach this Kenya Power guy . He is mismanaging #KPLC by giving us real Blackout.

Kybe_ke: If it took you this long to issue the statement, how long shall it take you to restore power? #KPLC Kenya Power

Legend: Kenya Power never fail to amaze us. This is the type of scapegoats we shouldn’t entertain. If someone is incompetent, no matter how hard you wish they could do things in a better way, nothing will change Ama tuite Benny Hinn atuombee coz inakaa tuko na shida mingi sana.

Kenya Power is a government agency that owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 2.6 million customers.

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