Update National Power Outage - Restoration Efforts Ongoing

Nairobi, May 09, 2020 …   Investigations are still ongoing to conclusively establish the cause of the nationwide power outage which occurred this morning.

However, Kenya Power engineers have identified a technical fault at a section of the main high voltage transmission power line that evacuates power to Nairobi from Olkaria power generation site in Naivasha.

"An electricity conductor came off the support insulators and clashed on the tower, " said Eng. Charles Mwaura, General Manager Network Management.

The fault which occurred near Kiambu town, led to  power loss on the critical power line thus overloading other power generators countrywide and is suspected to have caused the outage.

Restoration of power supply is in progress with parts of Nairobi Central Business District and environs hosting critical facilities being back on supply.

 

ENDS…………………….

For more information, contact:
Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.
Tel. 3201622/39/47