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Kenya Power Official Warns Kenyans against Those Vandalizing Transformers

Kenya power North Rift Manager Engineer Kipkemoi Kibias has warned Kenyans against vandalizing transformers.

Speaking to the press in Eldoret town Kibias said vandalism has caused a lot of losses to both the company and customers at large.

“Last year we lost 17 transformers to vandalism which caused a blackout for a long period of time, such people will be arrested and charged,” said the Northrift Kenya power manager.
He called upon the media to pass out information on the dangers of vandalism to society.
“We call upon the press to pass information to the public on the importance of taking care of Kenya power properties and also acting their watchdogs in ensuring that those vandalizing transformers are arrested and charged. The government should also look at those doing scrap metals since stolen transformers are sold there,” he added.

He further said that there is high numbers of people masquerading as Kenya power staff thus conning the public by connecting illegal and dangerous lines.

“The issue of risks associated with illegal lines which have resulted to fires damaging properties especially the high number of transformers that have failed because of illegal lines. As a company we no longer tolerate our staff being involved in those criminal activities and we have taken stern actions against them,” Kipias said.

He reiterated that some of the staff within the region have been arrested and interdicted.

“In this region the most problematic town Kitale where some of my staff involved in the illegal activities have been arrested and interdicted. We are partnering which chiefs, assistant chiefs, deputy county commissioners, Commissioners to ensure that those involved are arrested and charged,” he added.

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