Last night, a national power outage plunged Kenya into darkness. Just like with Julie Gichuru's pregnancy, you heard if first on Twitter. Kenyan Tweeple quickly started using the hashtags #kenyaindarkness (launched by @mountainous) and #KPLC, so they could follow the latest events (if they still some had battery life left on their phones or laptops). Here are some of my favorite tweets related to the blackout. Most of them were very funny, making this disturbing event quite enjoyable. Some Kenyans were just making the best out of it (having sex, making babies), but others were suspecting political interference...
kenyanpundit Maybe KPLC have gotten into the American thing aka Obama mania, this is celebrating Halloween, KPLC style #kenyaindarkness
mojizzzle #KPLC should stand for Kenya Please Light Candles
kenyanpundit Wonder how many of my .ke friends will be having babies 9 months from now... #kenyaindarkness
mountainous Mark your calendars cos 9 months from today you can expect to be sending out very many baby cards #KPLC #FAIL
MwaiKibaki I have constituted a commission of inquiry led by Samuel Gichuru to look into the nationwide blackout. No stove will be left untouched #KPLC
ek13photos Now that the lights are back in KE, I wonder how many people were caught in compromising positions... again no pun intended #kenyaindarkness
bobgamz KPLC could be doing couples a favor...what with the cold weather...*did i just say that?*
faithcnn Apparently, there's a blackout in Kenya -- the whole country has gone dark. #kenyaindarkness
iAlen Or maybe Kibaki used to #kenyaindarkness gap to visit Wambui in Muthaiga. If Roocey gets wind of this? heh...srap srap srap
damiancook Q: What did Kenyans use for lighting before they had fire and candles? A: Electricity #kenyaindarkness
damiancook #kenyaindarkness Actually unless Vision 2030 is Night Vision we ain't gonna see much
mountainous There was an article today in the newspaper about Nuclear power in Kenya but I ignored it sounded like fiction #kenyaindarkness
ek13photos why is everyone talking about babies with this #kenyaindarkness business???
mountainous when the power goes off Kenyans reach for their phones and head to twitter and facebook #kenyaindarkness
RafikiKenya #kenyaindarkness we should do this more often, great atmosphere, super sex
ArcherMishale I think @lucykibaki turned off the national grid. Woman, your blowdryer switch is the other one! Washa stima! #blackout
mountainous No loud music from the club across the road #Kenyaindarkness
artsim Guess who is not complaining of the #kplc nationwide blackout :) sitting by the pool under a full moon enjoying the sea breeze *bliss*
nymou So whoever presented th news tonight must've felt like an idiot knowing no one's watching. #kplc #fail
kahenya I hope I am wrong but @PaulaKahumbu might be right. I think there is something political going on. For real.
ArcherMishale There's a coup in progress! #nairumours #kenyaindarkness #KPLC
bobgamz Or maybe they are ferrying out some P.E.V suspects under the cover of darkness?...u may wake up to a new Kenya tomorrow...
paulakahumbu That wasn't 22 minutes you bastard computer....ZZZzzz catch u all when #blackout is over be safe
At least some people were lucky to have some battery life left on their phones and laptops, but in order to be prepared for future events, I would now like to launch the following idea: Could we have a Twitter version for candles as well? What do you think?