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Kenya Power Calls Out Fake News on Power Outages in the Country

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Misinformation can lead to countrywide devastation. Yesterday, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) announced that some areas in Kenya will experience a power outage today from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, someone misunderstood this and is posting some wrong information about the whole situation.

Kenya Power Calls out the Fake News


The above tweet shows specific counties and areas that will be hit but this outage. For example, in Nairobi, only Runda area in Nairobi will experience the outage.  In Nyandarua County, it is parts of Kipipiri. It nowhere states that the entire county will be affected.

Now, unfortunately, someone has been spreading news that entire counties will be faced with this outage. Man is to error and the person probably had good intentions to let everyone know about what is happening in the country. However, the lack of attention to detail causes quite the stir online.

The screenshot is doing rounds on social media and is putting some people on high alert.

Many people on Twitter are saying that they had already started charging up all their devices in preparation for the outage. In reality, only a few places in each county will be affected by this.

It is very easy to mistake something small that will cause a ripple effect in the whole country. We might not know the repercussions immediately but it is important to get all the facts straight.

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