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All Kenya without power for hours

Lights off even at Nairobi International Airport

27-08-2023 by redazione

Kenya in checkmate of the national power supply company for its power disruptions.
Kenya Power & Lightning (KPLC) has admitted that the power supply system has been having major problems since Friday, and what is more serious is that Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has also been affected, in addition to the capital itself and the country's major cities, with Mombasa where the situation had not yet returned to normal by yesterday afternoon.

The lack of power at the airport, however, would appear to have been caused by the main generator serving the main terminals that allegedly failed to restart after the outage, leaving tourists in the dark from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and blocking all departing and arriving operations, especially scanner checks. Only the uninterruptible power supplies in the control towers were able to function and land incoming planes, although there were many disruptions and the authorities did not issue official communiqués on delays and disruptions that spilled over to travelers.

Dejected Transport Minister Kipchumba Murkomen apologized to citizens and first wrote on his X Twitter profile "there are no excuses worth reporting and there is no reason for our airport to be in the dark," then torpedoed top management at the Nairobi International Airport.
Murkomen announced the immediate removal of the airport's general manager and announced a revolution in administration. "In addition, to prevent a similar incident from happening again, it was decided to immediately put into operation the two generators purchased more than two years ago," he added.

Slightly better is the situation in the coastal tourist destinations, where the electricity supply has been running hiccupped for a few days, but all in all is being delivered for several hours a day, while in the country's second-largest city, as well as in Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru, the other major cities, the problems have been more severe and prolonged. In the capital, according to KPLC, the situation was back to normal by yesterday.

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