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Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

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Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Get the generator fired up Doff!!!

Power disruptions that have adversely affected business in Mombasa, Malindi and Kilifi will continue for two more months, according to Kenya Power.

Hotels in Mombasa and the North Coast have been hit hard by the frequent power blackouts which occur during day and night. We have to dig deeper into our pockets to fuel generators at a time when petrol pump prices are sky high to keep the hotels running

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Power+outages+hit+Coast+businesses+persist+until+July+/-/1056/1388396/-/dxb5dwz/-/index.html

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11. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

"How do businesses cope? Are big companies protected or are they hit like everyone else?"

They're hit like everyone else. And given that fuel has gone up from 92.5/- to 118.5/- per litre in 6 months, it's damned expensive having no power.

We have solar (and inverters) at home as well but, given the rains of late, even that is not helping; we have to run the boosters (hence switch the generator on) to have enough hot water to bathe with, and even the inverter powering the essentials (fridge etc) gives out entirely after a while. All we need now is a fuel shortage and the entire country will finally come to a grinding halt.

Edited: 18 April 2012, 09:32
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12. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Its sad because its another nail in the coffin for investment in Kenya. I thought there was quite a bit of industrial development on the route to the airport and a sign that things were on the up but maybe that's not the case after all. Its such a shame. Kenyan people deserve more.

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13. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Well, they say voters get the governments they deserve...

If you're that easily bribed, that really *is* all you deserve, IMHO.

Martha Karua, your country needs you!

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14. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Val - what's a POS terminal?

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15. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Point of Sale......

Sorry Min. Its an IT thing. But i've spent the day googling things like "Kardashians" and "IMHO" and my daughter and her friends thought me hilarious, last night, when i told them what I thought "lmfao" was.

Its a whole new world......

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16. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

POS = Point Of Sale

ETA (edited to add): oops, sorry, cross-posted

Edited: 18 April 2012, 11:37
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17. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Ta Val - know what you mean. Me and my Mum are like the recent BT advert - I settle myself in for a couple of hours at least when she rings with an IT problem.......! Kardashians - thought they were from Star Trek Deep Space 9 - ROFL (roll on floor laughing)!

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18. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

:-)

It was the BT advert that started my daughter and her friends last night! Something about me posting unacceptable photos of her on facebook!

ROFL - another new one on me!

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19. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Val,

Knowing ROFL and LMFAO you should be able to work out another popular one - ROFLMAO

or if you want a crib list for the future have a look at

http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

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20. Re: Power outages hit Coast businesses persist until July

Oh wow! I'm going to have fun on facebook tonight!

Thanks Doffcocker!