At this rate, it would be unfair not to give it up to Kenya Power for showing consistency in their poor service delivery. Barely a fortnight into the new year, the power supplier has managed to remind us why our country is still a third world country.
This is after an alleged technical hitch plunged most parts of the country into darkness on Tuesday evening.
Coincidentally, a similar power blackout was experienced in most parts of the country on the same date last year.
If that doesn’t prove Kenya Power’s consistency, I don’t know what will!
Last night, many counties or some sections of the counties experienced the blackout which Kenya Power attributed to a “power system disturbance.”
A similar outage was also reported in Uganda caused by the situation in Kenya.
Simon Kasyate, the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited spokesperson, told Daily Monitor: “Because of the interconnection with the Kenyan grid, when the problem happened in Kenya, Uganda had to be affected.”
With most Kenyans stuck in darkness for approximately six hours, there was only one way to keep busy and that was by taking to various social networking sites to make light moments of the dark matter (no pun intended) until their phone batteries died.
Kenyans on Twitter, in particular, stole the show with some of the funniest memes and tweets.
We have sampled them below.
I stopped trusting Kenya Power
the moment i saw backup
power generators in their
— Michael Gwei (@michaelgwei) January 9, 2018
Barack Obama… black..
Kenya Power….. black…
— Cyprian kiprop (@ckcyprian) January 9, 2018
Those working at kenya power to marry those working at NTSA, disappointments on one side! pic.twitter.com/Wfxtuz02tM
— Joe Fidel (@SirJoe_254) January 9, 2018
Kenya power just take your time, Don’t hurry up. Nimeambia landlord pesa ya rent iko kwa POWER BANK. pic.twitter.com/G6uI7UGVaA
— JN SHINE (@jn_shine) January 9, 2018
I will get home take a shower and finish up that series.
Kenya power: pic.twitter.com/rpBELfV79s
— Musa the Entertainer (@mosesmutero) January 9, 2018
The last time this happened, Kenya Power blamed it on a monkey. This afternoon, I met a monkey walking around with intent. pic.twitter.com/2T6ISHcQYi
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) January 9, 2018
Kenya Power & Lightning Company should be rebranded to Kenya Paraffin Lamps & Candles Company. pic.twitter.com/0KReQZ4uPU
— MKALE FLANI ™ (@MkaleFlani_____) January 9, 2018
Kenyans: We will not stand for this foolishness of backdated powerbills. We will lodge a class action suit.
Kenya Power: You guys are so cure when you’re mad. *Flips switch to off*
— Farce of Nature. (@Buggz79) January 9, 2018
Live scenes at Kenya power pic.twitter.com/fpwjYhD962
— fadhil issa (@fadhil_issa) January 9, 2018
REPORTER: Mr Matiang’i what’s your take on the countrywide power black out?
MATIANG’I: It was agreed by Kenya Power that instead of giving Kenyans short power breaks all year long, we combine it all give you in one night and move on, we’re streamlining the power curriculum.
— HAILE (@AdamMaina_) January 9, 2018
This power outage might be a subtle attempt by Kenya Power to remind us that they’re indeed a government monopoly pic.twitter.com/eGoeSERVxo
— #BlackMzungu ™ (@OderoAlulu) January 9, 2018
Tomorrow bloggers be like: Six things you didn’t know about Last Night’s Blackout. The third one will shock you. Kenya Power.
— Paul Osindo (@OsindoPaul) January 9, 2018
When your battery is 1% and you wanted to do Memes here on Twitter concerning Kenya Power blackout pic.twitter.com/EPEdbAYPy9
— Korir K Fraizer ?? (@korir_fraizer) January 9, 2018
Caller: Hello,My name is Kamau kutoka Nyeree
Presenter: Yes Kamau which song are you requesting tonight?
Caller: I would like to request WAKA WAKA BY DIAMOND To go out to Kenya power
— Kelvin KALZ (@KALZkelvin) January 9, 2018
Vile intern amecause Kenya Power blackout pic.twitter.com/FfRP2j2yAh
— Coder Pato (@coderpato) January 9, 2018
Boy child be like.
Kenya Power pic.twitter.com/wI9Lnu6mco
— Natasha Nairi (@Maasai_nomad) January 9, 2018
After the Kenya Power black out,you gon hear ksh 4.5 Billion allocated for machine upgrade & purchase. Wait & see pic.twitter.com/RgZAY3EiAs
— Egypt? (@Moraa_Esq) January 9, 2018
Na vile mlikua mnataka bullet train ya stima supplied by one and only Kenya Power pic.twitter.com/VmmqIrycuE
— Arbakuramah (@Champonyi) January 9, 2018
— MC Pipita (@mcpipita) January 9, 2018
— DAUDI (@ItsDaudi) January 9, 2018
Kenya Power, this is the current situation in Eldoret ?? pic.twitter.com/DrnjLGlZpk
— Tina (@tinaokore) January 9, 2018
Me: *Got out of job early to to beat traffic and catch Simply Maria*
Kenya Power: Hold my beer.
— Andanje, Sarowiwa ?? (@AndanjeSarowiwa) January 9, 2018
Kenya power press statement be like… pic.twitter.com/KAMez1WdHE
— lyniet gacheri (@lynsheri3) January 9, 2018
Kenya Power… The only power you have is power outage pic.twitter.com/x7IebbYFxZ
— erique (@MkayaEric) January 9, 2018
Slay Queen : Aki phone iko 1% send me some power beb
Me : pic.twitter.com/zwLKwejwNV
— Innocenti Innoventi (@Inno254) January 9, 2018
This is why there is no power
New Kenya Power Engineers at work.. pic.twitter.com/ip2zCPVKG0
— Maina and Kingangi (@MainaandKingang) January 9, 2018
#KPLCShutDown babe lets make love with the lights on
Kenya power pic.twitter.com/r4WAOpmMZ6
— Tricky (@IzaaqVan) January 9, 2018
Kenya Power should be charged with High treason. Power belongs to the people.
— Muthui Mkenya (@MuthuiMkenya) January 9, 2018
Someone tell media houses wasisome NEWS HADI STIMA IRUDI,AMA WARUDIE thereafter ???
Kenya power mnatucheza??
— Rasheeed_Kawawa (@Rushwizy) January 9, 2018
— The Patriot 254 (@Henitch) January 9, 2018
If you think Kenya Power is incompetent, wamesema uende Kindaruma ukazungushe turbines mwenyewe.
— Nomad ?? (@learnednomad) January 9, 2018
Immediately Kenya Power restores power.
Most people: pic.twitter.com/OvbqRhvP5j
— Char-lee Oddie (@Oddcharley) January 9, 2018
And because of the Kenya Power Blackout, everyone in Kenya is feeling the same. From Kisumu to Kiambu.
Power sharing is real.
— Ahmed Mohamed (@Asmali77) January 9, 2018
Mama Ngina Kenyatta: Hallo DP Ruto whats your plan.
DP Ruto: Let there be blackout
Kenya Power : and there it was pic.twitter.com/bQbnhVqvZJ
— HoodBoy Max (@HoodBoy_Max) January 9, 2018
Kenya Power: There is a blackout in Nairobi and its environs.
The rest of Kenya: pic.twitter.com/7XOOWEXtgL
— Glad Gladness (@gladgladness) January 9, 2018
New and hot released single
Binguni hakuna Kenya Power pic.twitter.com/HllweFuYxg
— . (@mussamutha) January 9, 2018
In Japan the last time there was a blackout was 1973 for only 3 hours, and 3 top officials on energy sector resigned. But in kenya there are always a blackouts and the Energy CS is retained.. #KPLCShutdown, Kenya Power
— Elly Kanda (@kendagor11) January 9, 2018
*Kenya power* they have just decided to switch off electricity we as the opposition tomorrow we shall also switch off the sun wakizima power tunazima.
— Dan Matiri (@DanMatiri) January 9, 2018
Kenya power engineers right now? pic.twitter.com/FyqcQacHZ2
— Ronald rono (@ronaldrono227) January 9, 2018
Wale watu hukuwa na appliance ya kila kitu, Rice cooker, water heater, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, toaster, electric cooker, how is your life this evening? If you had one bullet would you shoot Kenya Power or Kenya Power?
— kamuiru wa makumi (@charleskamuiru) January 9, 2018
Kenya Power wameamua form one’s waibiwe kila kitu on their first day
— Lunatic Greg (@graagc) January 9, 2018
— Larrymemes (@iamlarry254) January 9, 2018
Kenyans: There’s a blackout.
Kenya Power: yes
Kenya Power: because…
Kenyans: because what?
Kenya Power: the night is dark and full of terrors.
— dennis mwangi (@IamDennisMwangi) January 9, 2018
Kenya power slaying pic.twitter.com/a2O6YYIdOl
— Njeru Henry (@NjeruHenry4) January 9, 2018
The whole Family is looking at the sitting room’s Bulb singing Waka waka by diamond platnumz ndio stima zirudi ?
kenya Power do something
— Presleyoliech (@presleyoliech) January 9, 2018
— Sir. Rop ™ (@ItsMasterRop) January 9, 2018
— Alfred mike omuroka (@mike_omuroka) January 9, 2018
— Dainamo (@Kev_Dainamo) January 9, 2018
— IRENE NJERI (@njerikamenju) January 9, 2018