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Kenya Power explains blackout during Presidential Debate



By Judith Gicobi

On Tuesday, Kenya Power provided an explanation for why some areas of the nation witnessed a blackout during the much awaited Presidential Debate.

A number of power circuits were tripped by a system disturbance at the Kisumu-Muhoroni high voltage transmission power line, according to a public statement from Kenya Power.

This resulted in power outages in various areas of Western, South Nyanza, North Rift, Central Rift, and Nairobi. It also had an impact on the Muhoroni Gas Turbine Station and the Turkwell Hydropower Station’s power generation.

Many online users did not respond well to the message as they calculated the damages brought on by the blackout.

The discussion at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa went on as scheduled despite the absence of two presidential aspirants, Raila Odinga and George Wajackoyah.

However, Deputy President William Ruto made himself available and responded to inquiries during a discussion that was facilitated by Citizen TV’s Yvonne Okwara and journalist Eric Latiff of Spice FM.

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