Electricity restored in several parts of the country


Electricity has been restored in several parts of the country, including Mombasa, following an all-night nationwide blackout.

According to the Kenya Power and Lighting Corporation (KPLC), electricity is back in most parts of the country including sections of Nairobi, Nyeri, Murang’a, and Kiambu.

“We have restored power supply to most parts of the country including Kiambu, Nyeri, Meru, Murang’a, Embu, Isiolo, Nanyuki, Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet, Nyandarua, Samburu, Kisumu, Vihiga, Kakamega, Siaya, Busia, Kisii, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kitale, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Machakos, Makueni, and parts of Nairobi,” read an update statement from KPLC.

At the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), power was restored in the early hours of Saturday after the nationwide blackout left passengers using the airport stranded.

Section of JKIA in darkness on Friday night./COURTESY

According to the Kenya Airports Authority, one of the generators serving JKIA T1A failed to start resulting in a power outage in a section of the airport.

The situation was, however, rectified and power was restored in all affected areas at the airport.

“We are working to restore the remaining areas and will update once the remaining generating plants are back. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience,” said KPLC.