DP Ruto’s Comment on Power Blackout During Presidential Debate

Deputy President William Ruto has broken his silence following the power blackout that was witnessed in some parts of the country during the presidential debate on Tuesday, July 26. 

Speaking during a rally in Nyeri County on Wednesday, July 27, Ruto hit out at his opponent Raila Odinga for skipping the debate. 

Ruto said that Odinga skipped the debate because he didn’t have an agenda for Kenyans. 

He sensationally claimed that there was even a plan to switch off power. 

“Ule mtu hana mpango..si mliona ata jana alitoroka kwa sababu hana mpango.. ile ako nayo ni Tibim na Tialala..lakini akatoroka. Alitoroka akaingia kwa vichaka… alafu wakapanga wazime stima,” Ruto said. 

Some parts of the country in Western, South Nyanza, North Rift, Central Rift, and Nairobi North experienced power outages on Tuesday evening during the debate. 

According to a statement by Kenya Power, the outage was caused by a system disturbance at the Kisumu-Muhoroni power line. 

“We experienced a system disturbance at the Kisumu-Muhoroni high voltage transmission power line that tripped several power circuits and affected power generation from Muhoroni Gas Turbine Station and Turkwell Hydropower Station,” KPLC stated. 

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