Tuesday, May 25, 2010

8th & 9th outages....

Last night, after I had written my 7th outage email, we had another one

in the night at around 9.25 pm which lasted for about 10 to 15 minutes.
This was bad enough.

This morning, it went off again at 9.15 am and it seems that it was one
of their 'scheduled' maintenance. This happened barely 20 days after
another of their 'planned' maintenances on the 5/5/10. Why is KPLC
having more than one maintenance in one month? Is their work so shoddy
in the first place that they need to constantly inconvenience people?

And to add insult to injury, they don't stick to their scheduled times
of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Today the power did not return till 6.30 pm! The
last maintenance had resulted in the power going off and on the whole
day and it didn't come back properly till after 8.30 pm!

In fact, this time, again, they would not answer their phones including
the emergency lines after 5.00 pm. Why?

Can anybody in KPLC please tell me why when a Kisauni line has a
problem, areas all the way into Tudor and all of Nyali have to suffer
the consequences? Because, that is what is supposed to have been
'maintained' the whole to day to the detriment of all of the above
mentioned areas.

Like most Kenyans, KPLC seems to have a lackadaisical attitude towards
time keeping. This country, it seems, has a chronic deficiency regarding
time. Very few people have any respect for keeping time and usually use
the excuse of the phrase, 'there's no hurry in Africa', for their
lateness. It's more like a typical 'banana republic' definition. It is
no wonder that we have not progressed much since our supposed
independence and never will with such an attitude.

There's no sense of responsibility, anywhere, unfortunately, nor
patriotism. Whatever, there is, is quite misplaced, in fact.

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