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Irate Kenyans confuse and drag US Journalist working for KPLC TV into Kenya Power fiasco

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A US journalist gained overnight fame in Kenya following the nationwide power outage experienced in most parts of the country yesterday.

Ben Terry, who works for KPLC TV 7 based in Louisiana State, was dragged into a power outage fiasco by irate Kenyans who were demanding answers from Kenya Power.

Terry found himself on the receiving end with most Kenyans flooding his page asking him to explain the situation and steps taken by the power utility company to address the perennial power outage problem.

However, the journalist, explained that the confusion was a blessing in disguise as he gained a number of Kenyan social media followers in the process.

“I just gained several Twitter followers from Kenya over the past 24 hours. Just so you know, I am not associated with the KPLC that is Kenya Power and Light Company for future reference. However, I hope you do like weather updates for Southwest Louisiana. Welcome aboard!” he clarified.

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‘I designed Thika Super Highway’, Raila reveals

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ODM Leader Raila Odinga has disclosed that he was the one that designed Thika Super Highway.

Addressing a rally in Thika Town on Saturday afternoon, the opposition chief said it was during his time as Prime Minister during the era of President Mwai Kibaki that several other roads were designed which the Jubilee Government has implemented.

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18 Kenya Power staff members grilled over the frequent power outages

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18 Kenya Power staff members have been grilled over the frequent power outages that have been witnessed in the country.

Among the 18 staff members who were questions were five senior officials who are: Engineer Raphael Ndolo Kimeu ( acting general manager network management), Engineer George Korir Kipkoech (the chief engineer transmission countrywide) Major (retired) Geoffrey Kigen Kipkurui (heads the countrywide management security service) Peter Kithusia (chief security officer in charge of Nairobi region) and Anthony Gathii Charamba (a technician along Juja road).

Reports indicate that a team of investigators have been drawn from different crime units to handle the same after it emerged that the basement of the angle towers of Kenya Power high voltage power lines had been vandalized and the cross beams removed and unbolted.

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Kenyans In the Diaspora Sent Home Ksh.422 Billion In 2021

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Kenyans living abroad sent home a record Ksh.421.6 billion ($3.718 billion) last year, setting a new all-time record for the diaspora remittances across a single year.

Fresh data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows the remittances grew by 20.2 per cent from Ksh.350.9 billion ($3.094 billion) in December 2020.

December saw the highest remittances in the 12 months cycle as Kenyans in the diaspora sent home Ksh.39.8 billion ($350.6 million) – a new monthly record for the forex flows.

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