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List Of Places That Will Suffer Blackout for 4 Hrs Today – Kenya Power

The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has announced a disruption of power supply in the Embakasi area of Nairobi County.

According to a statement released by the company on Saturday, September 10, the expected outage is a result of a technical fault at a substation in Embakasi, Nairobi. Thus, the company intends to utilize the hours to facilitate the repair at the substation.

Among the areas to be affected include Tassia, Fedha and Pipeline Estates in Embakasi East Constituency. 

“A technical fault has occurred at our substation in Embakasi, Nairobi, necessitating repairs planned for this Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2022,” read the statement in part.

“We will therefore interrupt the following areas between 1.00 pm and 4,00 pm to facilitate the repairs; Tassia Estate, Nyayo Estate, Embakasi Village, Fedha Estate, Tumaini Estate, Pipeline, and Parts of North Airport Road.”

The power supply company has since apologized for any inconveniences emanating from the outage. 

This comes a few days after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) recommended that  power suppliers should pay customers for unplanned blackouts. 

The regulatory body issued a proposal recommending that the licensed supplier is liable for any losses or damage to property caused by failure, poor quality and irregularity of power supply. 

According to the drafted regulations, the company will pay for reparations of any loss or damages filed by a customer within 30 days after the occurrence of the incident. 

“A licensee shall be liable to pay appropriate compensation to a person if due to failure, poor quality or irregularity of electricity supply, the person incurs damage to his or her property, financial loss, loss of life due to negligence or avoidable default by the Licensee, provided that the breach is reported in writing within thirty (30) days of the breach,” the regulations state. 

KPLC is the only authorised company in the business of distributing power in Kenya. As such, the company operates without any competition in the country.

Attempts to compel the state to allow private entities in the supplying business have ended in futility despite the outrage from Kenyans. 

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