On Tuesday, most parts of the country were plunged into a black out.
Following the black out, it emerged that over the last two years the country has experienced massive black outs just at the same time.
Kenya Power released a statement on Tuesday stating that the blackout was due to a power disturbance. On 9th January 2017, a wide spread power outage hit the entire country.
The 2017 blackout was blamed on a technical fault at the Ndenderu substation which affected the main electricity transmission line.
“We regret any inconvenience caused by the outage,” said Kenya Power Network Management General Manager Eng. Daniel Tare said on the 2017 black out.
On January 7 2016, there was another power blackout in most parts of the country where KenGen blamed the blackout on a single rogue monkey.
“At 11:29 hours this morning, a monkey climbed on the roof of Gitaru Power Station and dropped onto a transformer tripping it. This caused other machines at the power station to trip on overload resulting in a loss of more than 180MW from this plant which triggered a national power blackout,” read the official statement from KenGen’s social media accounts.
It remains to be seen whether the consistent January power blackouts in Kenya over the past few years are genuine or not. What also remains to be seen is whether the same will be witnessed in January 2019.