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Why President Kenyatta Banned Scrap Metal Business In Kenya For Sometimes

The president of the republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta is miffed by the massive destruction and vandalism of public infrastructure. Uhuru Kenyatta cited KPLC masts that have been vandalised leading to blackouts and he further said that there is no sale of scrap metal will happen in Kenya until certain guidelines are put in place to ensure security to Kenyans properties.

The president of the republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta (photo courtesy? )

A probe into the recent nationwide blackout revealed that Kenya Power' s high voltage power lines in Embakasi had been vandalised Nine senior Kenya Power managers were arrested and detained for eight days to enable police to conclude investigations over the incident President Uhuru Kenyatta said scrap metal dealership has led to the destruction of public infrastructure which Kenyans have financed.

Kenya Power working in Embakas (photo courtesy)

In his directive which he issued while speaking in Nyeri on Thursday, January 20, the head of state cited increased cases of vandalism and economic sabotage which he noted was treasonable.

Addressing a graduation parade of 298 cadet officers at the National Police College Main Campus, Uhuru said it was unfortunate scrap metal dealerships have led to massive destruction of public infrastructure such as Kenya Power transmission lines.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (photo courtesy)

" Sabotage as was the case in Naivasha where some people have intentionally unbolted some of our transmission lines and masts to create chaos and havoc. It is clear these are acts of nothing less than economic sabotage which falls as a treasonable act and the law is very clear as how to deal with individuals who commit economic sabotage, " he stated.

The president of the republic of Kenya (photo courtesy)

Consequently, the president directed relevant government agencies to be on the watch out for scrap metal businesses and deal with those responsible. He said his administration would formulate guidelines and policies that will ensure the materials do not come from vandalised public infrastructure that taxpayers struggled to put up.

President Uhuru Kenyatta the president of the republic of Kenya(photo courtesy)

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