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Masalani experiences power outage following heavy downpour

Masalani town in Ijara Sub-County has been experiencing power outage since 4.00pm Wednesday following heavy downpour compounded by thunder storm and lightning. 

Muslims praying in various mosques during this holy month of Ramadhan had a hectic time as some of the mosques had no generators or solar energy. 

The imams lead by Supkem Supreme Council of Kenya Muslim Ijara branch Sheikh Abass Ahmed called on KPLC Hola sub station to ensure intermittent power outage is avoided at all cost.

Masalani watch dog chairman Abdullahi Abdi said even after the rain subsided, the power outage continued in the town. 

He appealed to KPLC Hola substation officer in charge Mr. Joseph Silas and his team to come up with a lasting solution to the outage. 

He called on leadership in Ijara constituency not to stay in Nairobi and forget the residents who elected them to suffer. 

He appealed to Garissa Governor Nathif Jama, Garissa Senator Abdul Mohamed Haji, Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane and Ijara MP Abdi Ali Sheikhow to forward the power problem to MD KPLC and CS Energy to open a substation in Masalani instead of relying on the Hola one which is 48km away.

The Hola substation officer in charge however assured residents that KPLC engineers have been engaged to ensure power resume soon. 

By Mohamed Dahir

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