Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Detectives in pursuit of thugs causing blackouts in Murang’a

DCI detectives have launched a manhunt of thugs causing frequent blackouts in parts of Murang’a County.

The syndicate which comprises of current and former Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has so far vandalized over 18 transformers before posing as the solution to reconnect power so as to generate an income.

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“Detectives have intensified a crackdown on a syndicate responsible for the frequent power blackouts that have become the order of the day in parts of Muran’ga County. This is after investigations involving our officers and officials based at the Kenya Power & Lighting Company, unearthed an elaborate network of individuals who have vandalized a total of 18 transformers leading to huge loses to the government and electricity consumers.

The third party agents suspected to be working with crooked current and former employees intentionally occasion blackouts in order to generate income through reconnection of power.

This is achieved through vandalism of crucial parts of a transformer, before the agents masquerading as Kenya Power officials approach the affected area residents and reconnect power to their homesteads at a fee.” Said DCI

The thugs are reported to be frustrating residents by removing fuses from the transformers so that their demands are met.

“In the well-orchestrated transgression, the thugs sabotage efforts by KPLC to restore power supply by removing fuses from transformers, immediately the KPLC emergency teams leave the sites.

This is done in a bid to frustrate consumers further, so that they can yield to their demands.” Said DCI

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Berryl Achieng
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