POWER RESTORATION

KPLC restores power in some regions after nationwide outage

A nationwide outage was witnessed on Tuesday mid-morning.

In Summary

• The company said that its team is still working to ensure that the power is restored to the other remaining regions.

• Nairobi, West Kenya, Mt Kenya, North Rift, South Nyanza, and Central Rift issue has been resolved, and the power is back.

Kenya Power supply collapsed line.
Kenya Power supply collapsed line.
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Kenya Power has announced the restoration of electricity in some parts of the country following a nationwide outage that was witnessed on Tuesday mid-morning.

In a statement, the company said Nairobi, Western Kenya, Mt Kenya, North Rift, South Nyanza, and Central Rift areas have been sorted.

The company said that its team is still working to ensure that the power is restored to the other remaining regions.

KPLC announced the nationwide power outage following the collapse of towers on the Kiambere-Embakasi high voltage transmission power line at 10:45 am this morning.

"We wish to apologise to our customers for the inconveniences caused," it said.

KPLC has not given a timeframe within which the power supply is expected to be back in all parts of the country.

A company spokesperson confirmed the outage was nationwide.

The power outage was also experienced on Monday with Kenya power not giving the exact reasons for the blackouts.

Kenya Power is the country's sole electricity distributor, and the bulk of its power comes from Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen).