Kenya Power Outage: How to Know If Your Area Is Affected

  • Kenya Power and Lighting Company engineers load a transformer into a lorry.
    Kenya Power and Lighting Company engineers load a transformer into a lorry.
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  • Most can agree that at one point they have been affected by an abrupt power outage,. But did you know that most of Kenya Power outages are scheduled? In this article, we will take you through how to stay ahead of the inconvenience.

    In today's technologically-advanced world, our lives almost entirely depended on electrical power with almost all gadgets relying on electricity.

    Without a generator, power blackouts which at times lasts up to a whole day can mean loss of business for some, loss of stored foods and in the least, boredom to many.

    Kenya Power workers repair a transformer on the Meru-Makutano road on March 28, 2016.
    Kenya Power workers repair a transformer on the Meru-Makutano road on March 28, 2016.
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    The first way you can find out about a planned blackout is visiting the official Kenya Power website then head over to the "Customer Service" tab.

    When the pointer is placed on the "Customer Service" tab a drop-down menu will appear. click on the Planned Power Interruptions. 

    The interruptions are listed according to date with the latest being found at the top. When you click on the date you are interested in you will get a PDF document  showing you all the affected areas.

    The second way one can get notified about planned interruptions is by heading over to Kenya Power's official twitter and Facebook pages @KenyaPower_Care.

    All Kenya Power outages are posted on the handle with a photo of all the affected areas per county, including the length of the blackout.

    You can also subscribe to their notifications to ensure that you are alreted whenever they publish a new tweet and check if your area is affected.

    Still on Twitter you can manually search on the planned outages by typing "@KenyaPower_Care shutdowns" on the search tab then filtering the tweets by clicking on "latest".

    The third way you can find out a blackout is by checking the newspaper which advertises the power outages including the areas affected.

    If your whole neighbourhood is already affected by a power black out you can report the outage to 95551 in order to get assistance.

    Kenya Power security personel cut off illegal power lines at Embakasi East's Tassia Estate on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
    Kenya Power personnel cut off illegal power lines at Embakasi East's Tassia Estate on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
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