Kenya says has restored 50 percent of power supplies

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Posted: May 28, 2013 11:15 AM
Kenya says has restored 50 percent of power supplies

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya Power said it had restored at least 50 percent of the country's electricity supplies after east Africa's biggest economy was hit on Tuesday by a nationwide blackout, the exact cause of which was still unknown.

"At least 50 percent of the grid is back," said Gregory Ngahu, a communication officer at the country's sole power distributor Kenya Power, adding that electricity in most parts of the country's major cities had been restored.

(Reporting by Kevin Mwanza; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Anthony Barker)