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