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Kenya Power Explains Nationwide Blackout

  • The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has responded to the widespread blackout that has affected various parts of the country. 

    In a statement issued by Kenya Power on Tuesday, January 11, Kenya Power stated that they had lost power supply due to Kiambere Embakasi power line at 10.45 am. 

    This comes as the Ministry of Energy had confirmed a 15 percent reduction in electricity cost in order to ease Kenyans from the high cost of living. This was also to fulfill a pledge from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech during the Jamhuri Day celebrations.

    The Ministry noted that the reduction move began effectively on January 1, 2022 and would run till December 2022. 

    “The Ministry of energy hereby confirms that the Kenya Gazette of January 7, has effected a 15 percent reduction in power tariffs. The reduction will boost livelihoods and economic growth by reducing the cost of living,” read part of the Ministry’s statement.

    An aerial photo of Nairobi
    An aerial photo of Nairobi
    Eddy Mwanza
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