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KP warns residents against vandalism and illegal power connections

Kenya  Power  has warned residents of Homa Bay County  against  vandalism of the company’s properties and illegal power connection in homesteads and various business premises.

The  KP  officer  in  charge of Homa Bay and Ndhiwa regions, George Omwaro regretted that there were increased cases  of  vandalism  of  electric cables and other company properties.

Omwaro  added  that rampant vandalism has contributed to low power supply and constant power outages being experienced  in  the region.

He  said  that they have experienced challenges in power supply across the county since most of the residents used uncertified  and  unlicensed technicians whom they bribed to connect power illegally in their areas.

Omwaro  also  revealed that the cartels steal prepaid meters from homes and resell them to unsuspecting residents, saying  that the technicians have contributed to serious power problems in the region.

Omwaro  said  on Tuesday  while  speaking to KNA where he decried the huge losses the company experiences as a  result  of  vandalism of their properties citing Ndhiwa Sub County as a notorious area with rising cases of vandalism of transformers and other cable wires.

The  officer  further said that the company has incurred huge losses during power outages caused by faulty lines connected by unlicensed technicians.

He  said that the company was going to conduct a crackdown in different parts of the country to weed out all illegal power  connections and arrest the perpetrators to face full force of the law.

By  Anjeline  Adisa/Davis Langat

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