Nairobi Estates Prone to Power Blackouts [LIST]

  • File image of Kenya Power technicians making repairs
    File image of Kenya Power technicians making repairs
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  • In efforts to stay ahead of the curve, Kenya Power has continually issued daily updates on scheduled maintenance, repairs and power outages, which affect regions throughout the country. 

    However, a number of Nairobi Estates have stood out among the company's list as it expedites effort to improve power supply in the country. 

    According to data by Kenya Power, outages usually last from around two to eight hours. 

    The least affected estates in Nairobi County are located in Nairobi West. These include Karen, Lang'ata, Kibera, Lavington and Rongai. 

    File image of Kenya Power electricians at work
    File image of Kenya Power electricians at work
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    Blackouts in these regions last for close to two hours in a month.

    Areas located along Waiyaki Way also experience fewer outages, from Uthiru, Mountain View and Kinoo.

    Westlands, Highridge and Kitisuru experience outages that last between three and six hours per day, higher than the countrywide range of two to four hours per month. 

    Areas prone to long outages include Nairobi South estates and the industrial area. From Dandora, Embakasi, estates along Mombasa road, Umoja, Tassia and Ruai. They experience outages between two to four hours. 

    Nairobi North experiences the highest power interruptions. Estates noted here include Roysambu, Runda, Githunguri, Baba Dogo, Kahawa Wendani, Kasarani, Mwiki, Garden City and estates near Kiambu County.

    However, the county has benefitted from upgrades whereby estates are served by electricity supplied from different sources. This ensures power is supplied whenever one line develops mechanical issues.

    “Once we complete the major transmission lines such as the Olkaria-Lesos-Kisumu line, there will be reduced interruptions. We are also planning more investments comprising substations to minimise interruptions," Energy CS Charles Keter noted in a report dated July 2020. 

    One can access blackout notices from Kenya Power's official twitter, and Facebook pages @KenyaPower_Care the official Kenya Power website and newspaper advertisements.

    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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