Kenya Power issued a notice informing Kenyans of power interruptions on Sunday in select parts of five counties.
The counties affected include Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale, Uasin Gishu and Kisumu.
The utility firm, in a statement, said there would be a scheduled outage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Nairobi, some of the estates that will be affected include Umoja One, Stella street, Tena estate, Rockfield, Umoja N among another place along Outer ring road.
Kapkorio, Jamii millers, Moiben Junction are some of the areas which will be affected in Uasin Gishu.
In Kisumu county, Africa Sea food, Cocacola, cereals, Bandani among other areas.
Looking at Kwale County, some of the areas set to experience power interruption include Msambweni water, Sawasawa beach house, Niceview hospital, Viungujini among other places.
In Kilifi areas including Marina Mtwapa, Ahadi beach villas, Sultan palace, Kwa Jeki, Kanamai Timboni aong others will be affected.
Earlier this week, Kenya Power entered a partnership with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to fight rising vandalism of electricity equipment.
Towards this end, DCI has attached 42 officers to work with Kenya Power’s security team to stem vandalism, theft of electricity as well as illegal encroachment of wayleaves.
Kenya Power managing director and CEO Joseph Siror said that they have witnessed a recent surge in cases of vandalism and illegal connections across the country leading to unplanned power outages that inconvenience customers.
He added that the company is working with various security agencies, including collaboration with the DCI, to tackle these illegal activities.
“We are confident that the partnership with the DCI will boost our capacity to proactively fight vandalism and other crimes through an intelligence-led approach,” Siror said.
During the last financial year, the company recorded a 46 per cent growth in cases of transformer vandalism affecting 242 transformers compared to 165 units that were vandalised the previous year.
Beyond the loss of revenue for the company, vandalism and illegal power connections expose the public to the danger of electrocution, compromise the quality of power supply and directly affect the economy as reliable electricity supply is crucial for economic growth.
The company is also rolling out a public awareness campaign to address these issues.