Kenya power outage hits supply in most parts of country
06 August 2016, 13:18
Nairobi (Reuters) - Electricity supplies were cut off
in most parts of Kenya after a technical fault on a major supply
line, the east African country's power distributor, Kenya Power
, said on Saturday.
"We experienced a technical challenge that led to tripping
of our main supply line ... consequently leading to a power
outage in most parts of the country," Kenya Power said.
Blackouts are common in Kenya, partly because of an ageing
energy network and insufficient generation capacity.
Many businesses in Nairobi and other big towns operate
The company said the supply line that was tripped ran from
Olkaria, an area in Kenya's Great Rift Valley region, and the
capital Nairobi. It did not provide further details.