Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has remained mum as the entire country was plunged into darkness on Friday night sending Kenyans into panic. 

It remains unclear what caused the massive power blackout with Kenyans from various major cities and towns across the country taking to social media to lament over lack of electricity. 

What is more shocking is that the blackout had also reportedly affected operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the country and the region's busiest airport, with the generators also reported to have failed to kick in. 

Uncountable number of passengers are said to have been stranded at the regional hub's airport as all systems went off following the nationwide blackout. 

"Jambo! Following a nationwide power blackout,one of the generators serving JKIA's T1A & Parking Silo failed to start,resulting power outage in a section of the airport.This has been rectified & all generators are now fully operational.Power has been restored to the affected areas," said Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), in a tweet on Friday night. 

Many Kenyans have also raised national security concerns over the serious power cut with KPLC yet to issue a formal statement explaining the massive hitch. 

In a statement later on Friday night, Kenya Power blamed the blackout on a "system disturbance."

On March 4, 2023, Kenya was hit by a countrywide power blackout that the electricity distributor blamed on a "system disturbance."

KPLC is the Kenya's sole electricity distributor with the bulk of its power coming from Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN), the country's main producer.