Countrywide blackout as KPLC towers collapse

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The fallen KPLC towers that caused a nationwide blackout on Tuesday./COURTESY

The country is experiencing a nationwide blackout due to some collapsed Kenya Power and Lighting Company towers.

According to KPLC, the towers on the Kiambere – Embakasi high voltage transmission powerline collapsed on Tuesday morning at around 10:45 am.

“Our engineers are working to restore electricity supply as the repairs are being undertaken. An update on the restoration progress will be issued in due course,” read a statement from the power company.

“We wish to apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused,” it continued to read.

The blackout has caused different reactions from Kenyans. Here are some of what netizens had to say;


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