Lamu Woman Representative Ruweida Mohamed clashed with a Rural Electrification Authority (REA) official after Pate and Faza Island suffered a power blackout.
An estimated 3,000 households had been affected by the two-week blackout in the area following a breakdown of the old diesel generators.
In a clip that surfaced online on Tuesday, June 30, angry residents accompanied Ruweida to the REA offices with most of them throwing caution to the wind on Covid-19 prevention guidelines.Lamu Woman Representative Ruweida Mohamed speaking at a past event.
The Woman Rep accused the official of engaging in politics and claimed that he had previously insulted her on social media.
"He is being controlled like a puppet, on social media, his screenshots are all over, he told me we would have the lights back.
"He is always on social media talking about politics of Lamu East, he should vie for the governorship," noted Ruweida.
The official explained that the area is not being served by the National grid but an off-grid station, adding that once a machine is received it has to be tested hence would not give a timeline for power reconnection.
The official also urged the Woman Representative not to level accusations against him of being involved in the politics of Lamu County.
A resident of the area, Sharrif Stambouli noted that they will camp outside the REA offices until they get power back.
"We are camped here because of laziness from power officials, they promised to reconnect power after an outage for a month or so.
"We are still waiting and they have told us they have taken a break to go sleep but we have vowed to stay put until power is back," stated Stabouli.
A statement by Kenya Power on Tuesday, June 30 revealed that installation of a new 500-kVa Off-Grid Diesel Powered Generating station has been installed.
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