The country was faced with a countrywide blackout that happened a few days ago leaving millions of Kenyans in darkness with their businesses that depend on the critical electricity left making serious losses.
Picture courtesy. Energy PS addressing the Press.
Nine officials from Kenya Power are in police custody to answer to charges of sabotaging critical infrastructure and economic sabotage with the materials stolen from the power lines alleged to have been recovered today in Gikomba Market at a metal scrap junk yard.
This afternoon, the government has taken another step in ensuring that the vandalism of such critical infrastructure does not happen again.
The Energy Principal Secretary, Kihalangwa has dealt another huge blow to those that engage in the theft of the precious metal used in constructing Kenya Power lines.
The government will designate select electricity sub-stations and infrastructure as restricted areas in fight against vandalism, Energy PS Kihalangwa says.
This has happened a few hours after the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, banned the trading of scrap metal until the vandalism is resolved.
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