Vandals sentenced for 10 years by Nyahururu court

April 29, 2016

Three men have been sentenced to ten years in jail by a Nyahururu court for vandalizing a transformer.

John Ndirangu, Weldon Tonui and Geoffrey Yegon were arrested on November 26, 2014 at Kahiga trading centre with copper windings extracted from a vandalised transformer at Tetu Farm in Subukia.


The sentence is a major boost to efforts to curb vandalism of transformers and other power transmission and distribution assets.


“We welcome the court’s action and hope that the sentence will send a strong message to other vandals out there. When we have criminals serving longer terms in prison it eases the burden of fighting vandalism,” said Major Geoffrey Kigen (Rtd), Acting Security Services Manager at Kenya Power.


In addition to enhancing surveillance on electricity assets through the company’s internal resources and community policing initiatives, Kenya Power is now positioning transformers above live wires where vandals cannot access.

The sentence comes just days after a vandal was killed by irate villagers in a failed attempt to vandalise a transformer at Gichocho in Ndumberi, Kiambu County.


For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications Department

The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited

Tel. 3201622/39 or/43