Two suspects fined Ksh.5M for vandalizing Kenya Power lines


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Power line in Kenya

In Summary

  • In Nairobi, a joint operation on illegal connections in Eastleigh saw several customers cut off from electricity.
  • Another operation in Maziwa, Kahawa West and Thome estate saw Kenya Power officials uninstall illegal street lights.
  • The team recovered two 400w flood lights and 14 lamps, the statement reads.

A Mombasa court sentenced two men to ten years in prison or Ksh.5million fine each for vandalizing Kenya Power electricity lines in Shimanzi.

Joseph Omuse and Faiz Kazungu pleaded guilty to the charges of vandalism when they appeared before the Senior Principal Magistrate’s court in Mombasa.

“The convicts were caught with aluminum conductor smelters last Friday, August 17,” Kenya Power Security Manager Major Geoffrey Kigen (Rtd) said in a statement from the State corporation.

Elsewhere, the Kenya Power security team arrested three other people for committing a similar offense.

Moses Khaemba, Dennis Mimo, and Antony Juma were seized at Seya, Kwanza Sub Location in Trans Nzoia County for vandalizing poles on an electricity line.

The Kenya Power team recovered a pair of climbing irons, one safety belt, a chain saw, and a wooden pole.

And in Nairobi, a joint operation on illegal connections in Eastleigh saw several customers cut off from electricity.

Another operation in Maziwa, Kahawa West and Thome estates saw Kenya Power officials uninstall illegal street lights in the area.

The team recovered two 400w flood lights and 14 lamps, the statement reads.

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