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Major Power Outage Hits Nairobi

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power outagesA huge part of Nairobi was this morning affected by a major power outage that was caused by a breakdown at the Gitaru Hydro Station.

The power outage affected Westlands, Parklands, the CBD, Eastlands and parts of upperhill.

The Kenya Power attributed the problem to a loss of generation at the station at 11:30 am that affected other sources of electricity.

“At 11.30am, a loss of generation at Gitaru Hydro Station resulted into a major power outage that affected other sources of electricity. Efforts to restore normal supply are ongoing,” said the company in a statement.

Kenya Power tweeted that the affected areas were as a result of various faults on sub stations.

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