16th January 2015

Kenya Power had by 7:50 a.m., restored power supply to all parts of the country following the partial national blackout that occurred at 3:39 a.m. West Kenya and North Rift Regions were not affected by the blackout as they were on supply from Turkwel, Sondu and Sang’oro power stations and from Uganda.

The partial blackout was due to a major system disturbance on the OlKaria- Nairobi 220kV transmission line. The cause of disturbance is currently under investigation through log analysis and physical inspection of the line.

At the time of the outage the Olkaria line was carrying 63 percent equivalent to 540MW of demand at the time

Kenya Power apologizes for the inconvenienced caused by the power supply interruption.

For more information, please contact:

Johnstone Ole Turana
Corporate Communications Manager
+254 020 3201643
+254 721 941 140

Migwi Theuri
Ass. Communications Manager
+254 020 3201647
+254 722 513 978