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Kenya Power urged to address power outages 

Samburu  Governor, Moses  Lenolkulal (with ball) flanked by county speaker, Steve Lelegue (right) and Samburu Central MP, Lati  Lelelit on  Sunday  April  8, 2017 pose with coaches of various teams that will participate in a 4 day football tournament dubbed peace. Photo  by  Robert  Githu/KNA.

Samburu  governor, Moses  Lenolkulal  has called on Kenya Power Company to minimize frequent power outages being witnessed in Maralal town.

Speaking at the Kenyatta stadium on Sunday during a soccer tournament to promote peace among the youth, the governor noted that in the past two months there have been abnormal blackouts that have made businessmen in the town to incur huge losses.

He noted that Maralal as the headquarters of Samburu County has become a busy town and frequent blackouts lasting three days to one week were overly unacceptable.

“Sometimes the town is without electricity for one week affecting very crucial services and Kenya Power Company must now address this problem once and for all,” he said.

Last month, traders in the town and its environs threatened to demonstrate to the company offices to get explanations for the continuous blackouts which were hurting their businesses.

Meanwhile, the governor wants the youth to be peaceful during this electioneering period and refuse to be used by politicians to engage in acts of violence.

“You should say no to violence. Maralal is cosmopolitan town and fighting your neighbour simply because you share different political views is not acceptable,” he added.

The peace football tournament will run for four days and the winning 3 teams will pocket Shs.55, 000, Shs.35, 000 and Shs.15, 000 respectively.

By  Robert  Githu

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