Press Releases

Man arrested for assaulting Kenya Power staff

Man arrested for assaulting Kenya Power staff

Nairobi, June 27, 2016

...........Police in Mumias are investigating an incident in which a customer assaulted two staff of Kenya Power after they disconnected his electricity supply for non-payment.Suleiman Wekesa was arrested at Shianda Market in Kakamega County on Friday and booked at Shianda Police Post.

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Two notorious vandals arrested in Nakuru County

Nairobi, June 20, 2016…….Two vandals responsible for vandalism of ten transformers in Ravine area of Baringo County and two transformers in Kiamunyi, Nakuru County have been arrested.

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Six arrested as Kenya Power steps up crackdown on illegal connections

17th June 2016

…….Six people have been arrested for fraudulent consumption of electrical energy in the last two days following intensified surveillance by Kenya Power officials.

Some of the suspects are part of a wider gang that has taken advantage of the ongoing exercise to accelerate power connection to households across the country, thereby fraudulently acquiring money from unsuspecting members of the public in exchange for illegal connections.

Jared Muiruri and Kevin Momanyi Auma, who are part of a syndicate that constructs illegal lines, were arrested at Keragia area in Kenyenye Sub County of Kisii County yesterday and booked at Ogembo Police Station.

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Court restrains county government from interfering with Kenya Power operations

May 31, 2016

 

The High Court in Mombasa today granted a temporary injunction restraining the County Government of Mombasa from arresting, intimidating, threatening, or interfering with Kenya Power employees or agents engaged in the company’s business operations of distribution, retail, and supply of electric energy and way leaves maintenance.

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Coast vandals target transformer fuses for hallucinatory effects

May 20, 2016

 

Kenya Power is fighting a new wave of transformer vandalism at the Coast Region involving drug addicts.

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Kenya Power installs 20 transformers to boost supply quality in North Coast

Nairobi, May 16, 2016

Kenya Power will install 20 new transformers in North Coast by the end of June in a bid to stabilise electricity supply in the area and address frequent outages.

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Man arrested for impersonating KPLC employee

May 5, 2016

A middle aged man has been arrested for forging the identity of Kenya Power’s General Manager Human Resources and Administration to falsely offer unsuspecting persons employment.

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Kenya Power adopts outdoor metering to boost revenue collection

April 29, 2016

Nearly 80 per cent of large power consumers have been connected to outdoor meters as Kenya
Power moves to deepen use of technology to enhance efficiency.

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Vandals sentenced for 10 years by Nyahururu court

April 29, 2016

Three men have been sentenced to ten years in jail by a Nyahururu court for vandalizing a transformer.

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Rainstorms cause power interruption in Nairobi

Thursday, 28th April, 2016

Heavy rainstorms have this evening caused power interruption in most parts of Nairobi. The heavy rains that started late in the afternoon have interrupted electricity supply and distribution systems in parts of the city.

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Man killed in a failed attempt to vandalise a transformer

April 26, 2016

A middle-aged man was burnt to death by irate villagers in a failed attempt to vandalise a transformer at Gichocho in Ndumberi, Kiambu County.

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Kenya Power contractors urged to speed up implementation of projects

April 20, 2016

Kenya Power contractors have been urged to ensure timely completion of projects while adhering to set safety standards.

Speaking to more than 400 low and medium voltage contractors at Stima Club, Kenya Power’s Managing Director and  Chief Executive Officer Ben Chumo also said that the company will no longer engage contractors who hold projects past the set completion dates.

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