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Kenya Experiences Nationwide Power Outage Leaving Citizens Outraged

Kenya is experiencing national power outage after a high voltage transmission line connecting broke on Tuesday.

Kenya is experiencing a national power outage after a high voltage transmission line connecting broke on Tuesday.

“We have lost power supply due to collapsed towers on Kiambere – Embakasi high voltage transmission power line at 10:45 a.m.(0745 GMT) this morning,” Kenya Power said in a statement on its Twitter account.

“Our engineers are working to restore electricity supply as the repairs are being undertaken.

Kenya Power is state-controlled and it is the sole electricity distributor and the bulk of its power comes from Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). 

Kenya Power’s core business is transmission, distribution and retail of electricity purchased in bulk from Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc (KenGen), Independent Power Producers (IPPs), as well
as imports from Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL), Ethiopia Electric Utility (EEU) and Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO).

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