Following the nationwide blackout that some areas of the nation experienced during Tuesday’s presidential debate, Deputy President William Ruto has spoken out.
At a rally in Nyeri County, Ruto described the action as pure state sabotage.
He criticized his rival Raila Odinga for skipping the debate, claiming that the Azimio candidate was President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “project” and that Odinga didn’t have any plans for Kenyans beyond turning off the electricity to keep his supporters from watching the discussion.
Ile ako nayo ni Tibim na Tialala..lakini akatoroka. “Ule mtu hana mpango..si mliona ata jana alitoroka kwa sababu hana mpango. Aitoroka akaingia vichaka… Ruto uttered, “alafu wakapanga wazime stima.”
There were power interruptions on Tuesday evening throughout the debate in Western, South Nyanza, North Rift, Central Rift, and Nairobi North.
Kenya Power said that a system issue at the Kisumu-Muhoroni power line was to blame for the outage.
The Muhoroni Gas Turbine Station and Turkwell Hydropower Station’s ability to produce electricity was hampered by a system disruption at the Kisumu-Muhoroni high voltage transmission power line, according to KPLC.