Massive power blackout across the country

Dante Mwandawiro
Written by Dante Mwandawiro

Kenya was on Wednesday 28th  2020, plunged in total darkness following a massive power blackout. The outage, which occurred at around 7 pm,  affected the capital city Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Kakamega, Elburgon, Molo, Makueni, Kericho, Bomet, Murang’a, Kisii, Busia, Embu, Meru, and Migori.

According to Kenya Power Company, the problem was caused by a technical hitch that affected two major power lines which supply power to Nairobi, Rift Valley, Western Kenya, and South Nyanza.

A meeting by European Union Ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue in Wote was affected by the blackout and it had to take place using spotlights.

KPC later apologized for the outage.