Power Restored to Parts of Kenya After Nationwide Blackout

Reuters
By Reuters
March 6, 2023Africa
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Power Restored to Parts of Kenya After Nationwide Blackout
Residents walk past electricity cables near the power-generating wind turbines in Ngong hills, outside Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 14, 2022. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

NAIROBI—Power was restored to parts of Kenya after a nationwide blackout lasting several hours which was thought to have been caused by a fault on a transmission line, electricity distributor Kenya Power said on Saturday.

“Initial reports indicate that the outage was caused by a fault that occurred on the Suswa-Loyangalani high-voltage power transmission line,” Kenya Power said in a statement.

The power supply was restored to parts of Eldoret, Kisumu, and Nakuru, the distributor said. Electricity had also returned to at least one part of the capital Nairobi, according to a Reuters journalist.

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

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