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Power outage as vandals destroy cables in Nairobi – KBC

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Power supply in parts of Nairobi was interrupted early Monday morning after a section of high-voltage underground cable that provides electricity to the City Centre and its environs was vandalised Sunday night.

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Kenya Power said the critical power cable (220kv), which evacuates bulk power supply from Embakasi Substation to the City Centre, was vandalised near Langata Estate.

Kenya Power said the critical power cable (220kv), which evacuates bulk power supply from Embakasi Substation to the City Centre, was vandalised near Langata Estate.

The areas affected by the service disruption include parts of the Central Business District, Gikomba, Lavington, Upper Hill, Kileleshwa, Muthurwa, Kilimani and sections of Waiyaki Way, Industrial Area, Jogoo Road, and Likoni Road.

According to the utility’s General Manager, Network Management, at Kenya Power Eng. Charles Mwaura, power has been restored in most areas using alternative lines.

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“The Company has managed to restore power to most areas using alternative lines but electricity supply remains unstable due to capacity challenges,” said Eng. Mwaura.

Eng. Mwaura said the Company is working towards restoring normal power supply.

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