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KPLC: Power Supply off for Critical Work in 6 Counties Today

The six counties where the power supply will be off are Nairobi, Kakamega, Busia, Siaya, Bungoma and Laikipia.

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The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has asked its customers in six counties to brace themselves for power cuts today, Sunday, June 16, 2024, due to critical electricity maintenance work and system upgrades to boost supply.

The six counties where the power supply will be off are Nairobi, Kakamega, Busia, Siaya, Bungoma and Laikipia, and they will experience interruptions at different times, which will end at 5:00 PM in most of them.

“Hello. Please be advised the following areas will be on scheduled maintenance,” KPLC said, precisely listing the following areas in the mentioned counties:

In Nairobi County;

In Nairobi, the organised blackout will happen from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Old Donholm, New Donholm, Donholm Total Petrol Station, Donholm Equity Bank, Donholm Co-op Bank, Sunrise Estate, Greenfield Estate, Savannah Estate, Donholm Phase 5 and 8, Police Line, Oyster and whole of Dakar Road including Funzi and Kitui Roads.

Also, part of Saika and Umoja 3 in Saika Maili Saba, Dan Mills, Firoze, Umoja 3 kwa Chief, Mowlem Heights, MYSA Green and Saika Silanga will be affected.

In Kakamega County;

In Kakamega, the organised blackout will happen from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Mumias Town, Ekero, Shianda, Butere, Khwisero, Ingotse, Lutaso and Musanga.

In Busia County;

In Busia, the organised blackout will happen from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Busia Town, Malaba Town, Korinda, Rwambwa, Bumala, Port Victoria and Sio Port.

In Siaya County;

In Siaya, the organised blackout will happen from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Ugunja Town, Rang’ala Complex, Nyamninia, Sawagongo, Sigomere, Dominion Farm, Ukwala and Siaya Prison.

In Bungoma County;

In Bungoma, the organised blackout will also happen from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Bungoma Town, Kanduyi, Mabanga, Kibabii University, Sibembe, Malakisi and Butonge.

In Laikipia County;

In Laikipia, the organised blackout will happen from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in its Nanyuki Town, Cidar Mall, Huruma Hospital, Cottage Hospital, Sports Man Arms Hotel, Governor’s Office, Lerustic Hotel and areas around Nanyuki Mall.

While Kenya’s electricity system is extremely reliable and resilient, power cuts – also known as power outages – can happen for a variety of reasons, mostly maintenance work to enable Kenya Power to provide safe and reliable electric services to customers.

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JUSTUS KIPRONO
JUSTUS KIPRONOhttp://www.businesstoday.co.ke
Justus Kiprono is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He tracks Capital Markets and economic trends, infrastructure reform, government spending, and the financial impacts of state decision-making nationwide. You can reach him: [email protected]
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