Kenya Power has assured Kenyans that their engineers have identified the technical fault that led to the countrywide power outage witnessed on Saturday morning and are working on it to restore power.
The firm said in a statement that the restoration is underway with parts of Nairobi Central Business District and environs hosting critical facilities being back on supply.
Kenya Power also said that the reported technical fault occurred at a section of the man high voltage transmission power line that evacuates power to Nairobi from Olkaria Power Generation sites in Naivasha.
According to Kenya Power Management Network General Manager Eng Charles Mwaura, an electricity conductor came off the support insulators and clashed on the tower.”The fault which occurred near Kiambu town led to power loss on the critical power line thus overloading other power generators countrywide and is expected to have caused the outage,” read the statement.
The firm has said that investigations are still going on to conclusively establish the cause the nationwide power outage.