CORD Senator wanted to visit State House just to charge his phone
08 August 2016, 09:40
Mombasa - The nationwide power outages experienced from on Saturday forced Mombasa County Senator Hassan Omar to ask President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow him to go to the Mombasa State House to charge his mobile phone.
Omar tweeted the President telling him that his phone was off and he could not communicate anymore so he was wanted the President to help him access the State House in Mombasa and charge his mobile phone.
Omar said that he was unable to work without his mobile phone or laptop and he was requesting the President to even allow him to use the State House boardroom so that he can work until the power is back.
“I live 300 meters from @statehouse Mombasa, generator is on! Can @UKenyatta advise his people to allow me charge my phone and use boardroom,” said Hassan in a tweet.
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The tweet went viral on Facebook, quickly changing to a battle between Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho's supporters and those supporting the Senator for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat.
The Senator scoffed at Kenya Power for laxity and insisted that the company should improve its services.
He admitted that the perennial blackouts will only be curbed if the government embraces competition from the private sector to break the monopoly.
The County was plunged into darkness early Saturday morning after a hitch at the Olkaria power station in Nairobi as well as the Rabai power plant in Kilifi.
The Business Community expressed concerns over losses especially those dealing with fresh produce as well as perishable goods such as milk and those operating butcheries in Mombasa.
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