These Areas Will Experience Power Outages as World Cup Begins

  • By Martin Siele on Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:17pm
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  • The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has issued a notice on areas that will be affected by power outages on Thursday as the FIFA 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia.

    The outages are as a result of scheduled maintenance checks.

    Several parts of Nairobi, North Eastern, Central, Nyanza and the Coast will be affected.

    The blackout is expected to end at 5:00 pm for most of the areas, exactly an hour after the start of the televised World Cup opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

    The opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, however, kicks off at 6:00 pm.


    The opening ceremony will feature elements of Russian culture, heritage and tradition.

    It will also include perfomances from various artists with 90s pop star Robbie Williams the headline act.

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be in attendance alongside officials of member federations including Nick Mwendwa, President of Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

    Russian President Vladimir Putin who gave an address at the FIFA Congress earlier this week will be at the Luzhniki as well.


    Many Kenyans will be closely following the proceedings at their homes, offices, bars, restaurants and other places across the country.

    A spot-check around Nairobi reveals that world-cup fever is at its peak with several buildings adorned with colours of various national teams.





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