Seven arrested for electricity theft in Nairobi


 April 8th 2016

Seven people have been arrested in Nairobi for illegal power connections in an ongoing campaign by Kenya Power to weed out illegal connections and boost revenue collection.

The Company’s Customer Service Manager, Eng. Sarah Wepukhulu, said the seven were arraigned in various courts for illegally reconnecting their premises after they had been disconnected by KPLC technicians due to unpaid bills.


Eng. Wepukhulu said the crackdown is part of an ongoing revenue collection exercise which kicked off two weeks ago.


“The exercise is aimed at recovering money owed to the electricity distributor by its post-paid customers, dismantling cartels involved in illegal power connections and encouraging customers to pay their bills on time,” she said.


She said suspects were arrested in different parts of Nairobi because they had illegally reconnected their business premises and homes to power after they had been disconnected for non-payment of overdue electricity bills.


“Our teams are currently on the ground to ensure that we recover the electricity arrears owed to the company. We are also working closely with the Kenya Police to assist in arresting culprits found to have reconnected to power illegally,” she added



For more information, contact:

Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.

Tel. 3201622/30 or/47