The Kenya Power and Lighting Company has announced yet another electricity supply interruption that is expected to affect the residents of several counties tomorrow (Monday, March 22).
According to the interruption notice issued by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, the outage will last for couple of hours which will definitely impact adversely to the Kenya Power customers. There are so many people who rely on the Kenya Power for electricity which helps them in their daily activities. This explains that a good number of power consumers are affected when KPLC is doing network maintenance.
The Kenya Power carry out maintenance and repair of power supply systems to ensure that there is sufficient and reliable electricity supply. The Kenya Power also does the maintenance to ensure that there is safety in the power supply. Despite the hard work by Kenya Power to ensure safety in the supply of electricity in the country, there are many cases that arise occasionally which potray that the Kenya Power electricity supply is hazardous in some places. This can be explained by the the electrocution of three people in Kisii County. The three victims got electrocuted to death. More details explained that the victims were killed by illegal electricity line while at a funeral. The illegally connected power lines doesn't meet the set standards by the Energy Regulatory Authority. This explains why the Kenya Power is giving a tough warning to the public to avoid illegal electricity installations since they may end up causing a disaster.
Appart from the loses that Kenya Power gets due to illegal power connection, the company is also blamed and becomes liable for any accident or death caused by electrocution. It doesn't matter if the power line is legal or illegal, what matters is that electricity is managed by KPLC in the country. Hence Kenya Power is carrying out crackdown of illegal electricity connectivity in the country to avoid these issues in the future.
The three people had attended a funeral to mourn their loved one before it turned chaotic and they were electrocuted by a poorly installed power line. This happened yesterday at Iyenga village in Kisii County. The three accidentally tampered with the live wire and were electrocuted to death on the spot.
The tragedy was reported to the nearest police station who arrived to the scene. The local administration in the area warned the residents over uncertified electricity installation adding that a tough measure will be taken against those who will be found guilty. The Kenya Power officials in the area also disconnected the lines and also said the culprits will face the law.
This is an issue that Kenyans should learn from and evade illegal electricity installations since they don't meet the necessary standards. Those who has illegally connected electricity in their homes or at their places of work can take it as a lesson.
Tomorrow as Kenya Power carries out network maintenance and crackdowns, the residents of the areas listed below shall face a long electricity blackout.
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