Nationwide Blackout Leaves 25 Million People in Kenya in the Dark

Nationwide Blackout Leaves 25 Million People in Kenya in the Dark


At least 25 million people in Kenya endured an hours-long, nationwide power outage Tuesday, allegedly the product of collapsed transmission towers.

Kenya Power, the agency responsible for electricity in the country, has at press time claimed to restore power to most of the country, but disgruntled citizens told local media the incident was neither surprising or new outside of its scale and that it was hindering the country’s ability to function. Kenya Power is a government company.

At the height of the outage on Tuesday, Voice of America reported, “at least 25 million people had lost power in Nairobi, western and central Kenya, the Rift Valley region and the Nyanza region.” Reports in local media indicated that power slowly returned to several neighborhoods

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