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Kenya is facing a nationwide power blackout following a “system disturbance” as efforts to restore power continue, according to a statement on Saturday from the country’s sole electricity provider – although the company provided little detail about the outage. given.

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Kenya Power, which provides a major part of its power through the Kenya Electricity Generating Company, said in a statement On Saturday, “bulk power supply was suspended in various parts of the country due to system disturbances.”

Power has been restored in parts of Eldoret, Kisumu and Nakuru, Co. coupleAnd said preliminary reports indicated that a fault in the company’s high-voltage power transmission line caused the outage.

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A reports Kenya has faced high demand for electricity in the last year amid a short supply, it was suggested earlier this week by Kenyan news agency The Star, citing Kenya Power sources.

The company noted that it was working “to restore normalcy in the shortest possible time”.

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This is not the first time Kenya has suffered a nationwide blackout. Kenya Power blamed "system disturbances" during a blackout in November, 10 months after another blackout broke a high-voltage transmission line connection between its capital Nairobi and a hydroelectric dam. According to Reuters.

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56.2 million. This is the estimated population of Kenya, According to the United Nations. The country's largest city, Nairobi, last reported in 2019 had an estimated population of 4.3 million people.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a nationwide "state of calamity" last month as the country also faces a power crisis, with power outages of up to 10 hours a day. According As far as new York Times,

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