The Kenya Power and Lighting Company has scheduled another very long power shutdown on Sunday, May 23 which will affect so many areas.
However, KPLC has issued two different notices through the company's official website indicating that there will be two different interruptions tomorrow. One of the interruption scheduled by Kenya Power will be to allow Kenya Power engineers do network maintenance. In addition to this, Kenya Power has given out another special notice indicating that there will be an interruption of electricity which will affect so many areas tomorrow as Kenya Power continue with construction of Olkaria-Lessos-Kibos high voltage line. Kenya Power has been working on this power line since Friday and the notice indicates that the work will continue tomorrow, Sunday May 23. The outage will be very long since the interruption will begin at 7.00 am up to 5.00 pm.
Elsewhere, Kanya Power Managing director Bernard Ngugi has cleared the air concerning the reports that KPLC had plans underway to lay off employees. Currently the Kenya Power and Lighting Company has 10,481 workforce. The company had reportedly planned to reduce this number with an aim of minimizing the costs incurred in paying the employees and increase the company's profitability.
In a statement issued by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company Managing Director, KPLC has now made a U-turn in the earlier decision to lay off some of the workers in the company. This is good news to all the workers since non of them will lose their jobs. In the latest updates by the Kenya Power, the managing director Bernard Ngugi assure all the workers that they should not panic since the company do not have plans to send them home.
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company had stated earlier in a tender document that the company could fire some of the employees but the managing director stated that they will do changes to the said tender document.
Due to loss making, Kenya Power is coming up with restructuring plan to solve the financial problems that have dragged down the company's sustainability and delivering of services on its customers.
Some of the restructuring plans the Kenya Power has come up with include reducing the amount of debts and curbing power theft. The Kenya Power and Lighting Company also has plans to renegotiate the purchasing of bulk electricity from power producing companies such as KenGen.
Turning to power interruption updates, the following are the notices issued by KPLC concerning Sunday, May 23, electricity interruption. As stated above, the Kenya Power has scheduled two interruptions. One of the interruption will be the normal maintenance shutdown and the other interruption will be to give way for construction work at the new high voltage power line from Olkaria to Kibos.
The Kenya Power maintenance interruption will affect the residents of the following areas.
In addition to this, Kenya Power interruption to allow for construction of Olkaria-Lessos-Kibos 400kV power line will affect the following areas.
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