Most affected areas back on supply, Hurlingham and Langata to be reconnected

13th August, 2015

Kenya Power says it has managed to restore power to most of Nairobi estates affected by this morning fire outbreak in Fuata Nyayo slum which damaged a section of one of the city’s high voltage power line.

Managing Director and CEO, Dr Ben Chumo, said the company’s technical team has received help from the community and the National Youth Service to erect new concrete poles in a concerted effort to speed up power restoration.

“We managed to transfer our customers in Ngong Road, South B, South C, Lower Hill and Dam Estate to alternative electricity feeders mainly from the nearby Langata substation. However, parts of Langata and Hurlingham are still off. We are working hard to complete full restoration by this evening and resume normalcy in affected areas,” he said.

Dr Chumo said Kenya Power will engage both central and county governments to help the company reclaim the wayleave trace (the path through which electricity/water/pipeline passes) as a safety measure and to prevent fire incidents in future.

A similar fire breakout occurred at the nearby Mukuru Kayaba in March this year crippling two substations and causing a lengthy power outage in sections of the city.

For more information, contact:
Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.
Tel. 3201622/39or/47