Outrage As KPLC Announces Power Outage When Eliud Kipchoge Will Be Running

Eliud Kipchoge will be taking the INEOS challenge at around 9.15 am.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company(KPLC) has announced major power outage scheduled for Saturday, October 12.

Many of the counties that will be affected include, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu Busia and Siaya County.

Elgeyo Marakwet will have no power from 9 am-3 pm while Trans Nzoia 9 am- 5 pm, Kisumu 8.30 am- 5 pm, Busia 9 am-5 pm and Siaya from 9 am- 5 Pm.

The announcement has sparked uproar among netizen considering that the scheduled time is when the 42-kilometre world record-holder, Eliud Kipchige, will be taking the INEOS159 challenge.

The INEOS challenge is scheduled to start at 9.15 am on Saturday.

Senate Majority leader has lashed out at KPLC telling them his people in Elgeyo Marakwet are great fans of the athlete adding it is unfair to deny the opportunity to watch their star.

“That’s not possible. @EliudKipchoge has been training in ELgeyo Marakwet which is the home of champions.

Elgeyo Marakwet is synonymous to Athletics. You can’t deny us, especially in Iten and environs the right to watch our heroes. Change your plans,” tweeted Murkomen.

Other Kenyans also expressed their reservations saying it was untimely since they will be watching the Kenyan star as he hopefully defeats the challenge.

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