In a sting operation in Embakasi, Nairobi, a multi-agency security team has retrieved power installation equipment belonging to Kenya Power that is thought to be worth Ksh6.3 million.
The National Police Service (NPS) announced in a statement that during the operation on , 10 tonnes of vandalized aluminium high transmission cables were confiscated.
In the operation, four people were detained; they will be formally charged in court on Monday, May 29th.
“Four suspects are presently awaiting their Monday court arraignment. The Energy Police Unit is in charge of the exhibitions, according to NPS.
Officers from the NPS, Kenya Power, the Ministry of Energy, and Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) made up the multi-agency team.
In recent months, Kenya Power has raised alarm over the rising number of vandalism incidents in the city and other regions of the nation.
According to the , the nation’s regular power outages are caused by the destruction of its vital infrastructure.
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