Nairobi News

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Kibera blackouts a drain on the pocket

It has become the norm that every day when the clock strikes 7pm, the vast residential area spanning Ngong Road to Kibera’s Olympic estate is plunged into darkness owing to power outages.

For about 20 minutes, we have to bear with the on and off flickering of the lights that make it appear as though someone is always playing with the electricity connection.

This ‘kids play’ has incurred many of us the cost of replacing burnt bulbs and some electric gadgets.

Edward Odhiambo, Kibera