The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has explained the widespread power outage experienced across several estates in Nairobi.
In a release dated Thursday, November 24, Kenya Power explained that the interruption in power supply was caused by mechanical problems on several lines feeding the estates.
Among the feeder affected include the Breweries 1 line, which feeds several estates along the Thika Super Highway.
Kenya Power building in Nairobi CBD.
"Breweries 1 feeder line is off affecting Allsops, Babadogo, Qwetu apartments and adjacent Kamukunji -Muthurwa feeder line is off affecting Garissa Lodge Eastleigh, Starehe Boys, Gikomba and adjacent," the statement read in part.
Other streams affected include the Kibiku- Ngong Town, ACME - Kitusuru, Ridgeways - Cianda, Kamukunji - Muthurwa, Hurlingham-North West, Kibwezi-Kiboko, Dagoretti - Karen, Kiserian-Matasia and Kirigu -Dagoretti.
Langata, Sunview, Cianda, Witeithie, Ngong town, Windy Ridge, part of Ruaka, Ndenderu, Karura, Waithaka, Mutoine and Dururuma estates will experience blackout.
Residents living around Nyara, Kihara, Kanunga, Kabubuti, Kituamba, Kibera, Kibiku, Kimuka, Oloolaiser, Thogoto, Kirigu village will also experience power interruptions.
Neighborhoods along Mbagathi way, the whole of Kiserian Dagoretti Market, along Dagoretti, Nandi, Kikuyu and Miotini roads will also go without power.
Kenya Power assured its customers in the affected areas that the matter was being dealt with and that normal electricity supply would resume in due course.
"Our field teams are on site working on restoration and any inconveniences are regretted," KPLC reassured.
The monopoly power supplier has been under pressure from the public over the cases of blackout experienced in several parts of the country in the past month.
In a bid to better the efficiency of KPLC, several reforms have been instituted with the latest being a bid to change the leadership of the parastatal.
File image of Kenya Power electricians at work