Kenya and Uganda were hit by nationwide power cuts early on 9 May, less than a month after Uganda suffered a nationwide blackout caused by debris blocking intakes at Nalubaale hydropower station. Kenya Power said engineers had identified a technical fault at a section of the main high- voltage transmission power line that evacuates power to Nairobi from the Olkaria geothermal complex.An electricity conductor came off its support insulators and crashed onto a tower near Kiambu town.