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Monkey Causes Nationwide Blackout In Kenya

Nairobi (Kenya) – A monkey in Kenya has caused a nationwide blackout on Tuesday, after it jumped into a power station in Nairobi.

rogue monkey cause blackout in kenya

According to KenGen, owners of the facility, the monkey felt onto a transformer at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station and tripped it.

A statement by KenGen on its Facebook page noted that, “the resulting blackout caused power outages across Kenya for several hours, since the plant generates about 80 percent of the country’s electricity.”

It also noted that the systems had been restored and all power generating units were operating normally; adding that, the monkey is alive and has been handed over to the kenyan wildlife services.


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