May 12, 2024: Top news events to look out for today

Sunday, May 12th, 2024 07:00 | By
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Here is what you need to know to get up to speed with today's happenings.

Mother's Day

Kenyans are today expected to join other nations in honouring and celebrating mothers and their contributions to society.

First celebrated in 1907, the holiday also meant to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the impact of mothers in society is celebrated by presenting gifts, warm wishes, and cards among others.


Kenya Power on Saturday issued a notice informing Kenyans of a scheduled blackout that will affect two counties today.

In a statement, the utility company said the scheduled blackout which is part of routine maintenance will affect Kajiado and Uasin Gishu counties.

In Kajiado, the blackout will affect Ngong and Kibiko areas for eight hours starting from 9 am to 5 pm.

Parts of the mentioned areas that will be affected include; Oloolaiser High School, the whole of Kibiko, Kimuka, Oloshoibor, Saikeri, Ngong Town, Ngong Hills Milimani, KenGen, Civil Aviation, Zambia, Scheme 305, Elpaso, Olepolos, Juanco, Vetfarm, Kangawa, then whole of Kerarapon, Bulbul Bondeni, Masai Road, Dedan Rhino Lekkurukki, Summer Drive, Kahara S/Centre, Muthaiga, Olkeri, Ololua SGR, [parts of Gataka, Ololua DC, Imani and adjacent customers.

In Uasin Gishu, the planned blackout will affect Kapsoya Centre from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

Parts of the centre that will be affected include Kapsoya Centre, Kapsoya Mariakani, Kapsoya Secondary School and adjacent customers.

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