Kenya Power on Tuesday explained why some sections of the country experienced blackouts during the much-anticipated presidential debate.
In a statement to the public, Kenya Power said there was a system disturbance on the Kisumu-Muhoroni high voltage transmission power line which triggered a number of electrical circuits.
This affected power generation at Muhoroni Gas Turbine Power Station and Turkwell Hydro Power Station, causing blackouts in parts of West, South Nyanza, North Rift, Central Rift and in parts of Nairobi.
A number of netizens did not like the post as they counted the losses caused by the power outage.
At the Catholic University of East Africa, the debate went as planned despite two presidential candidates; Raila Odinga and George Wajackoyah, did not show up.
Vice President William Ruto, however, prevailed and answered questions during a session moderated by Spice FM reporter Eric Latiff and Citizen TV’s Yvonne Okwara.
Acknowledging that Kenya currently faces a number of challenges, the DP noted that despite the efforts made by the Jubilee administration, much more can be achieved if the right plans are put in place.
“We have five million young people who are not working… we have 15 million Kenyans who are today on the blacklist of the CRB.
“We have 10 million citizens without access to credit in the micro and small business sector and I believe I am the candidate with a plan to be able to take Kenya to the next level,” he said. declared.
Regarding the rising cost of living, Ruto said subsidies are a temporary solution, but it is more important to address the root cause of the problem.
He pointed an accusing finger at the handshake, saying it had derailed the government’s Big Four plan.
“We’re here because there are some things we haven’t done well. We had a Big Four plan because we anticipated this situation.
“Unfortunately that plan fell apart…it was actually sabotaged. It was shelved and we went off on a tangent because of the handshake equation,” he said.
Ruto further said that President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his intention to do things differently and wants to build a different team to help him deliver on his promises.
The DP also slammed Odinga saying he snubbed the debate because he had no plan and no agenda for the Kenyan people.
“He can’t say anything to the Kenyan people… he doesn’t want to answer the hard questions. He has been with the handshake administration for five years.
“Actually, my competitor didn’t come here because he’s not the real candidate. It’s a project,” he remarked.