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Kenya Power investigates vandalism of a high-voltage underground cable

Power supply in parts of Nairobi was interrupted on Monday after a section of high-voltage underground cable that provides electricity to the City Centre and its environs was vandalised on Sunday night.

According to Kenya Power, the critical power cable (220kV), which evacuates bulk power supply from Embakasi Substation to the City Centre, was vandalised near Langata Estate.

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Areas affected by the service disruption include parts of the Central Business District, Gikomba, Lavington, Upper Hill, Kileleshwa, Muthurwa, Kilimani and sections of Waiyaki Way, Industrial Area, Jogoo Road, and Likoni Road.

“The Company has managed to restore power to most areas using alternative lines but electricity supply remains unstable due to capacity challenges,” said Kenya Power’s General Manager, Network Management, Eng. Charles Mwaura.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.