Increased demand for electricity coupled with the region's continuing drought has led to the introduction of power rationing in Kenya for the foreseeable future.

The blackouts will occur at peak times between 18.40 and 21.30 on certain days, depending on the area. In Nairobi, the Baba Dogo and Athi River districts will be affected at those times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and in Industrial Area on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Outside the capital, power will be rationed on Tuesdays in North Rift, north of Nairobi, and on Fridays in Nakuru, north-west of Nairobi. The Coast area, which relies on diesel-generated power, is not affected by the rationing.

With ever-decreasing water in the dams there is a short fall in electricity generated by the country