US Embassy in Nairobi forced to cancel appointments for consular services over 3-day power outage

US Embassy In Nairobi
US Embassy In Nairobi. [Photo courtesy]

Citizens seeking consular services at the US Embassy in Nairobi will have to wait a little longer.

On Wednesday, the American embassy announced that all consular services which include visa and passport appointments had been cancelled for Wednesday over “damaged consular systems”.

“All consular appointments for March 4, 2020, are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Technicians are continuing to work around the clock to repair damaged consular systems to ensure all visa, passport, and American citizen services can be processed..” a statement from the embassy read.

On Monday, the embassy in a statement cancelled all appointments relating to consular services citing a power outage.

 “Due to a power outage, all appointments with the consular section at U.S. Embassy Nairobi on March 2, 2020 are cancelled. The Embassy will contact applicants to reschedule cancelled appointments. We sincerely regret the inconvenience.”

Moments later, Kenya Power and Lighting Company Issued a statement citing that the power outage affecting the US Embassy in Nairobi was occasioned by a faulty cable in the embassy’s precincts.

However, the embassy has pledged to contact all those whose appointments were cancelled.

We will be contacting all affected applicants. For general information, please call the visa call center at 020 764 0121,” the embassy tweeted.