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Opinion: Why Most People Are Electrocuted in Kenya

Kenya Power safety, health and environmental manager John Guda has said that most Kenyans are electrocuted because of vandalism of electricity materials, having buildings within electricity lines and illegal connections especially in slums. Mr John Guda was speaking in wote in makueni county during a sensitisation workshop that brought together Kenya power staff ,makueni chiefs among other national government administrative officers.

Guda also said that an average of 115 people are electrocuted annually and also he said that other deaths are brought about by poor workmanship by Kenya power contractors and failure to follow laid down procedures in power connections.

According to the reliable sources in the fiscal year 2018/2019 ,104 deaths were recorded, in 2019/2020 ,148 people were electrocuted, in this current fiscal year 93 people were electrocuted making a total of 345 deaths.

The public must be aware of all safety measures to prevent some of the deaths that occur due to negligence.

Please follow the following safety rules .

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