Power blackout has hit Masalani town in Ijara sub County, Garissa County since 5.00am this morning bringing businesses stand still.
During the holy month of Ramadhan, the fridges are fill with Iftar especially fruit and drinks so that it’s used during the 6.30pm Iftar times.
Residents complained most of their milk went sour due to lack of power and only those using solar energy survived.
However some residents say if Kenya Power had a competitive businesses company they could not behave the way they were behaving.
One of the residents, Ahmed Muktar who sells fruit drinks in the town, complained that Kenya Power has of thousands of connections in Masalani town yet they have no single staff in Masalani town with some based 42 kms away at their Hola substation office in Tana River County.
They appealed to the Managing Directors of Kenya Power and KENGEN to open offices in Masalani town in Ijara sub County to bring services closer to the residents.
However, when contacted for comment Kenya Power officer in-charge Mr. Joseph Silas said that some electrical conductors have blown up at Boji area following a thunderstorm.
He said his engineers were working round the clock to ensure services resumed late afternoon today and appealed to their customers to be bear with them as the problem was being addressed.
They appealed to Garissa County Senator and area MP Sophia Abdi Noor to compel Kenya Power and Kengen to open offices in Masalani town.