By Allan Otieno
Mlango Kubwa residents in Mathare Constituency have been asked to smoke out the illegal electricity cartels costing the electricity connection in the area.
This follows a two month power blackout that has persisted in the area after Kenya power decided to disconnect the illegal power connections.
Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu has accused the residents of working with the cartels and covering the cartels in their illegal activities.
“We can’t have a solution for this problem if we don’t work as a team to deal and smoke out these power cartels. We know them we stay with them but just calling them out is a problem,” Mutheu told Ghetto Radio News.
According to Mathare Deputy County Commissioner Jacob Mwaura two people lost their lives in one week due to illegal power connections.
“Before Kenya Power is blamed we must also agree that these illegal connections have cost Kenya Power a lot in revenues…we have also reports of people losing their lives when doing the connections,” she said.
Kenya power is slated to open an office in Mathare to address power problems in the area.