Four arrested in a security operation in Eldoret

Nairobi, May 29, 2017…….Four people were arrested in Eldoret over the weekend as Kenya Power enhanced crackdown on illegal lines and theft of power distribution equipment.

Ngumo Njoroge, Peter Muhia Ngure, Moses Wainaina Mburu and Njeria Nyaboke Okemwa are linked to a series of transformer vandalism activities in Uasin Gishu County. They were booked at Naiberi Police Station and are set to appear in court today to face charges of vandalism.

Uasin Gishu County has lately faced increased cases of transformer vandalism that have undermined the quality of electricity supply to customers in this region.

Apart from the immediate loss of supply to customers, vandalism negatively affects the Company’s revenue and leads to an unnecessary capital cost for replacing the destroyed equipment.

Kenya Power is currently working with the Police, local administration and residents of Uasin Gishu and other affected areas to curb vandalism.

The Company will continue carrying out surveillance on the network and all those found culpable will be arrested and charged in court.

Tampering with electricity distribution equipment is a crime punishable under the law. Members of the public are urged to report any suspicious activity within their neighborhoods to the nearest Kenya Power offices or other authorities. 

For more information, contact:

Kenya Power Corporate Communications Dept.

Tel. 0711 031 975