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Man arrested with Sh10mn power vandalism loot

A statement from Kenya Power said the equipment included transformer oil and copper windings worth about Sh10 million/FILE

A statement from Kenya Power said the equipment included transformer oil and copper windings worth about Sh10 million/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 1 – The police in conjunction with Kenya Power security officials have arrested a man in Nairobi’s Kamukunji area with vandalised electricity equipment.

A statement from Kenya Power said the equipment included transformer oil and copper windings worth about Sh10 million.

“The suspect is believed to be a member of a wider vandalism cartel,” Kenya Power acting Security Manager Major (Rtd) Geoffrey Kigen said.

Kenya Power has intensified its fight against vandalism of transformers and incidences of vandalism have been on a decline in the last three years.

Among the measures the company has put in place to reduce vandalism includes improved surveillance, closer cooperation with security agencies, communities, and successful prosecution with vandals getting jailed for up to 10 years.

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