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One Monkey CAN Stop the Show!

Saw something like this happen some years ago, where a bird dropped a strip of metallic tape across a high voltage transformer. The pyrotechnics led to a local power outage.

Kenya nationwide blackout caused by rogue monkey

Image posted by Kenya's electricity supplier KenGen showing a monkey that triggered a nationwide blackout - 7 June 2016

A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment.

The monkey fell on a transformer at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station on Tuesday, electricity provider KenGen said in a statement.

The transformer then tripped, resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of power and triggering a blackout across Kenya.

Power was restored almost four hours later and the monkey survived its adventure, KenGen said.

It has now been taken in by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

“KenGen power installations are secured by electric fencing which keeps away marauding wild animals,” the statement said.

“We regret this isolated incident and the company is looking at ways of further enhancing security at all our power plants.”

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Africa

 

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President Obama Cuts a Step in Kenya

The singers are a group called Sauti Sol, and the song is Sura Yaku. Sauti Sol is a hugely popular group in Kenya, whose music is now reaching across the region into Uganda, Tanzania, and throughout eastern Africa. The dance is called the Lipala, and historically it has been a pre-wedding dance. Sauti Sol has turned it into the latest Kenyan dance craze.

Another major hit this year has been Neria, which I believe is a marvelous demonstration of these guys incredible vocal talents…

 

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Africa

 

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“Father is Home” Kenyans Welcome Obama

A VEndor selling T-Shirts and American Flags. The T-Shirts say “Father is Home”

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Giant Negros

 

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Kenya Sends Troops into Somalia to Hunt Down Al Shabaab Terrorists

Tourism is a major contributor to the economy of Kenya, contributing about 60% to the GDP. So when you start kidnapping, abductingforeign aid workers,  and murdering tourists in Kenya – killing their tourist business

The normally pacifist Kenya has to do something.

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in Africa

 

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Kenya Parliament Kicks Male Member Out… For Earrings!

They are tough in Kenya. This MP gets kicked out for “Improper Dress” on the floor of Parliament.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Africa

 

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Serial Killer in Kenya Blames Teacher Blood Cult

Cops Nab Woman Suspected of Leading of Killer Cult

A high school teacher has been detained in Kenya, after a self-confessed serial killer said that she told him to kill 100 people for good fortune. Philip Onyancha, 32, has confessed to killing 17 people, mostly women, and says he did so because teacher Elizabeth Wambui inducted him into her blood-drinking cult when he was in school in 1996, the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation reports. “My target was to kill 100 women,” Onyancha said. “I managed 17 and there were 83 to go.” He said he targeted women and young children because they were weak. Police nabbed Onyancha last Thursday when he called the father of one of his victims to extort money from him. Since then, he’s been remarkably helpful, leading them to various murder sites around the country. He’s neatly resolved so many unsolved murders that some Kenyans suspect he’s lying, a BBC correspondent reports.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2010 in Africa

 

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