Two notorious vandals arrested in Nakuru County

Nairobi, June 20, 2016…….Two vandals responsible for vandalism of ten transformers in Ravine area of Baringo County and two transformers in Kiamunyi, Nakuru County have been arrested.

Duncan Mwangi and Eliud Mbae were seized in an operation carried out by Kenya Power officials in Nakuru County to clampdown illegal connections and vandalism of electricity distribution equipment.

They appeared before the Chief Magistrate’s court in Nakuru today morning and were charged with stealing, vandalism, sabotage and handling stolen goods.

This comes about a week after four other vandals were arrested at Free Area Estate in Nakuru County while in possession of copper windings, one jerrican of 20 litres of transformer oil and 22 earth rods.

The four appeared before Nakuru Resident Magistrate court on June 16, 2016 where they were released on a bond of Sh500,000 which they failed to raise.

Apprehending of the suspects is a boost to efforts by Kenya Power to curb theft of electricity and stem loss of revenue incurred through commercial losses originating from vandalism and illegal power connections.

Four other people have been arrested for fraudulently enjoying power supply in Ramisi and Wangige areas.

Elsewhere, at Naibei area in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, a joint operation from Kenya Power’s Operations & Maintenance and Security departments recovered nine poles and 900 meters of aluminium conductors. Efforts to arrest and prosecute the culprits are ongoing.

For more information, contact:

Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.

Tel. 3201622/30 or/47