Kenya Power Safety Health and Environment Manager, John Guda affirmed that a sum of 345 individuals had passed on because of electric shock - in three years. Six of them have kicked the bucket over the previous year.
As per Guda, most of the cases were brought about by Kenyans who are indiscreet in taking care of electric items at home and work.
He, nonetheless, conceded that KPLC and its project workers were to be faulted for around 26% of the fatalities.
"74% of electric shock cases are a direct result of perilous public practices. We demand that individuals need to securely utilize power."
"The other 26% can be ascribed to Kenya Power activities, workers for hire, and resistance principles," the KPLC supervisor expressed.
Talking at a workshop in Makueni, Guda underscored the issue of illicit stimulating of houses as a perilous practice that can kill a whole family.
Exceptionally influenced districts incorporate Nakuru, Makueni, Kiambu, and Uasin Gishu. Nakuru being the most noteworthy at 11% followed by Makueni at 10.1 percent.
"The issues around Makueni County are tree slicing and issues to do with our electrical cables falling which we are tending to by supplanting the shafts," expressed the Manager.
He expressed that KPLC would chip away at the influenced districts to bridle the event of significantly more passings in the country.
The confirmation came in the midst of grumblings of shortcoming at the utility firm which has been compounded by helpless assistance and increasing losses.
Scarcely fourteen days prior, Kenya Power declared a cross country framework disappointment on the prepaid framework. Clients who bought tokens encountered a 18-24 hour delay.
Their client care had been influenced as well. The organization ascribed the inability to its IT frameworks.
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