Residents count losses caused by power outage in Lamu

Residents count losses caused by power outage in Lamu

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Lamu, KENYA: Business people in Lamu are counting losses after products worth thousands went bad following a sudden power outage that hit Lamu Island on Friday.

The blackout started at around 6am and lasted for over 12 hours with the business people accusing  KPLC of failing to inform them of the power cut.

They said many frozen products went bad due to the sudden power loss and threatened to sue the KPLC for compensation.

They said there need for the power supply company to notify them of any intended power cuts to enable them make plans for alternative power supply.

Omar Abdalla,who lost thousands of shillings in the amount of damaged goods pledged to mobilize residents to demonstrate over the constant power cuts being experienced on the island in recent times.

“Each time this happens, we lose so much. Our electronic products are destroyed every now and then not to talk of frozen products. This can’t go on because it seems KPLC doesn’t see the need to notify us,”said Omar.

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Efforts to reach the KPLC Lamu office were futile since they were unreachable.