POWER OUTAGE

KETRACO facing delay in resolving Suswa-Embakasi line fault

Nairobi CBD, Hurlingham, Syokimau, and Westlands areamong affected areas.

In Summary

• The issue started on Tuesday morning following a nationwide blackout after the collapse of towers on transmission power lines.

• The fault affected parts of Embakasi, Kitengele, Athi River, Industrial Area, parts of Langata, Jamhuri, Kilimani, and Kileleshwa.

Kenya Power engineers carry out maintenance work.
Kenya Power engineers carry out maintenance work.
Image: FILE

Kenya Power has said that the technical team from its partner KETRACO is still working to resolve the fault that affected the Suswa-Embakasi power line.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, the company said that the fault affected parts of Embakasi, Kitengele, Athi River, Industrial Area, parts of Langata, Jamhuri, Kilimani, and Kileleshwa.

Also, Nairobi CBD, Hurlingham, Syokimau, and Westlands are affected.

“Normal electricity supply will resume as soon as KETRACO’s technical team completes the ongoing repair works,” the company said.

The issue started on Tuesday morning following a nationwide blackout after the collapse of towers on transmission power lines.

"We have lost power supply due to collapsed towers on the Kiambere-Embakasi highs voltage transmission power line at 10:45 am this morning.

Later in the afternoon, the power was restored to some regions, and by evening, almost all parts of the country had electricity except the mentioned line.

Since Tuesday, Kenyans from the affected areas including Rongai in Kajiado County criticized the company for taking too long to resolve the issue.