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Blackouts caused by Kenya grid fault

Kenya and Uganda were hit by nationwide power cuts early on 9 May, less than a month after Uganda suffered a nationwide blackout caused by debris blocking intakes at Nalubaale hydropower station. Kenya Power said engineers had identified a technical fault at a section of the main high- voltage transmission power line that evacuates power to Nairobi from the Olkaria geothermal complex.An electricity conductor came off its support insulators and crashed onto a tower near Kiambu town.

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