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Eight People Arrested For Vandalism Of Electricity Equipment


Eight people including two staff of Kenya Power were arrested over the weekend in connection to vandalism and theft of electricity distribution equipment.

This follows intensified operations carried out by the Company’s security team countrywide to weed out vandals and illegal electricity connections.

Robert Njenga Githige, a driver attached to Kenya Power’s Nairobi West Region was arrested for failing to account for 36 street lights out of the 79 he had collected from Likoni Road Stores for delivery to Dagoretti Depot.

He appeared before Milimani Law Courts this morning and was released on a cash bail of Sh300,000 and surety of Sh500,000 pending mention of the case that is scheduled to take place on April 10, 2017.

At the same time, five people were arrested at Kaunyweni village in Thatha, Machakos County in connection with vandalism of two 50 KVA transformers.

The stolen equipment were intercepted as they were being transported to an unknown customer in Meru. Those arrested are Andrew Lusaba (Kenya Power staff attached to Matuu Depot), James Muli, (former staff at Mlolongo Depot), Godwin Lihali (Contractor) and the driver of the vehicle used to transport the transformers and his assistant