We all long for the day that Kenya Power’s monopoly will come to an end. I hope that when that day comes, the government will make it a public holiday because we have suffered enough in the hands of Kenya’s sole electricity distributor.
Matters were made worse on Tuesday when a technical fault at Gitaru Hydro Station caused a blackout in most parts of the country.
Reacting to the power outage, Kenyans on social media used humor to get over the disappointment.
Sampled below are some of the reactions:
I decided to take a selfie to remember this day Kenya Power ….I still look cool anyway..blackout in wewe ?? pic.twitter.com/ypmVVeGECI
— Messo Mj (@MwaviswaJ) June 7, 2016
Watching a movie then Kenya Power happens ?? pic.twitter.com/CWHbX9ElJF
— Oliver Reloaded™ (@OliverReloaded) June 7, 2016
When ATM goes off before you cash out coz of Kenya Power and your card is stuck in. pic.twitter.com/jfcvRd51oF
— ALFO (@AlfieKS) June 7, 2016
What most people do during a power outage…. Kenya Power pic.twitter.com/54xoIiHYXX
— Jaydeen Mlito (@jaydeen_mlito) June 7, 2016
When you have downloaded 99% of 1.8Gb then a blackout from Kenya Power happens. pic.twitter.com/HxRxgoRw6x
— Nanguti (@nangutikevin) June 7, 2016
— H.H THE ANDY (@AndyMaina_) June 7, 2016
Kenya Power wenyewe wako na backup generators. Wewe mkenya unafaa ujipange
— MichaelYoungHistory (@clintonasty) June 7, 2016
Waiting for @ghaflakenya to give us a list of eight things we don’t know about Kenya Power. Number 6 will shock us?
— sim dope (@chichi__154) June 7, 2016
team kupika na coil really felt the wrath of Kenya Power today
— Kenipedia™ (@KennStiffler) June 7, 2016
Trying to figure out Kenya Power and their constant blackouts… pic.twitter.com/BGxT5DNgco
— Chicken Republic ♚ (@IamSimani) June 7, 2016
Kenya Power needs competition.
— Snapchat: GitzTM (@iGitz_) June 7, 2016
I’d totally go to a Kenya Power interview in a wrinkled shirt.
— supremeGREAM (@SupremeGREAM) June 7, 2016
Note to self. Always keep devices charged, whether there is power or not. Kenya power struck with laptop at 4%. **wails**
— Angela Oduor Lungati (@AngieNicoleOD) June 7, 2016
heri nyinyi mlitweet about Kenya Power and Gitaru Hydro Station mimi simu ilizima immediately!
— John Nyiggih (@JNyiggih) June 7, 2016