Kenyans countrywide woke up in darkness, and it took many hours for Kenya Power to finally restore the lights.
Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, who apparently lives just a few metres from State House Mombasa, took to Twitter to request the Head of State to allow him charge his phone.
“I live 300 metres from @StateHouseKenya Msa. Generator is on! Can @UKenyatta advise his people to allow me charge my phone n use boardroom,” he wrote.
Kenya Power came under sharp criticism from Kenyans, especially since the latest round of nationwide blackouts came just weeks after another one caused by a monkey.
“This morning at 5.34 am we experience a technical hitch that led to tripping of our main supply line- Olkaria Nairobi 220 KV line consequently leading to a power outage in most parts of the country,” their Saturday statement read in part.
Many Kenyans continue to call for the establishment of a competitor.