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Kenya Suffers Third Major Power Blackout in Four Months

Kenya’s government said on Monday it was gradually restoring power after the country’s third major blackout in four months, adding to rising discontent with President William Ruto over a worsening economic situation and his policies since taking office 15 months ago.

The blackout hit many parts of the country after 7 p.m. local time on Sunday, with Kenya Power, the state-run utility, blaming it on a “suspected fault affecting the power system.”

Entire neighborhoods in the capital, Nairobi, were plunged into darkness, and two terminals in the country’s main international airport also lost power, according to the Kenya Airports Authority.

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, or J.K.I.A., is among the busiest hubs in Africa, with millions of travelers passing through it every year.

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