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KPLC On The Spot Over Corruption In Siaya

Residents of Magwar village in Siaya county, want an investigation into alleged money laundering in the government-run Last Mile power distribution scheme.

Siaya residents demonstrating

 The residents, who were protesting against the completion of the project, complained that people claiming to be employees of the country's electricity company were demanding 25,000 shillings for each fence, before connecting them to electricity.

 The villagers claim that they were initially told that houses near the power transformer would be connected to electricity at no cost, but that has changed, even after the equipment has been moved to the appropriate location.

 The villager, Ernest Adeya said he had to pay the money when he visited the offices of an electricity company in Siaya.

 "The money was intended to bring in power meters and only four fences have been able to provide the prda in the entire village," said Adeya.

 However, Martin Karubare, the company's acting manager in the area, denied the involvement of his employees in the alleged scandal, and urged the public not to pay any money to people claiming to be employees of the country's Electric Company.

KPL employee at work (Courtesy)

 "Citizens should be careful and any fraudsters who have given the money should come to our offices so that we can investigate," said Karubare.

Source: KBC

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