Sunday, August 8, 2010

37th, 38th & 39th outages

It had been such a relief from outages for about a week!

But, of course, this being Kenya, it wasn't to last, for yesterday at
about 10.30 am some ignorant person tried putting up a bill board
somewhere along our line and electrocuted himself as well as shut off
our supply for nearly 2 hours before normalcy resumed. The only good
news is that this ignoramus didn't kill himself and one hopes that he
will have learned a lesson not to mess around power lines.

Then, this afternoon the supply again went off around lunch time for
about 15 to 20 minutes and it disappeared again for over an hour later
in the afternoon.

Calling KPLC and asking for an explanation, I was told that this time it
was a wire that 'broke'! I don't know why, though. Unless our power
company is using questionable materials.

What a way to spend our last weekend before Ramadhan starts and one
hopes and prays that they will give us a reliable service during this
holy month. When one scrutinizes their performance in the past during
this time, they become especially unreliable for some inexplicable
reason! Just like our water providers.

I personally think they start competing as to which one can be the most
incompetent and unreliable.

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