Kenya Power released a statement claiming that a fault at Gitaru Power Station was responsible, leading Kenyans to ask how a single station can have such a devastating effect on the national grid.
However, as much as we like to blame Kenya Power for the frequent blackouts, KenGen takes the fall for this one.
In a press release, the electricity generating company admitted it was at fault, and had a very bizarre explanation.
Apparently, a monkey was responsible for sending the whole country into blackout. A single monkey, no kidding.
“At 1129 hours this morning, a monkey climbed on the roof of Gitaru Power Station and dropped onto a transformer tripping it..” read the statement.