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Fallen tree interrupts power in Westlands and Kileleshwa

Trees account for 60 per cent of power supply quality challenges facing Kenya Power/ FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, 11 Jan – A tree this afternoon fell on a power line in the Westlands area of Nairobi affecting power supply on Rhapta road, Riverside Drive and parts of Kileleshwa area.

General Manager for Network Management, Eng. Daniel Tare said technical teams are working to restore supply as quickly as possible.

Trees account for 60 per cent of power supply quality challenges facing Kenya Power. Last year, the company launched a project involving cutting of trees and vegetation along power lines to eliminate interference with the flow of energy. The project is still on.

Last year, the company launched a project involving cutting of trees and vegetation along power lines to eliminate interference with the flow of energy.

On Monday,  a technical fault occurred at a Kenya Power substation in Ndenderu (Nairobi North Substation) cutting off supplies from Olkaria geothermal fields to the City and causing a power outage affecting Nairobi, Coast and Mount Kenya regions.

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