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KPLC employees arraigned at Thika Court over transformer vandalism

A Thika Court has detained 4 Kenya Power employees for 21 days after they were charged with vandalising the company’s equipment on diverse dates between 1st December 2021 and March 2022.

In the first count, David Muriithi Githinji, Henry Mbae, Jackson Thuo Macharia and Jared Juma Oyoo were charged that on the nights of 26th and 27th January 2022, they, jointly with others, vandalised a transformer valued at KES. 1.2 million, property of Kenya Power at Kilimambogo Teacher Training College gate within Thika East Sub-County.

They were also charge that on the nights of 21st and 22nd February 2022at Gateiguru in Thika East Sub-County, they vandalised a transformer, property of Kenya Power valued at KES. 700,000.

In the third count, they were charged that on diverse dates between 1st December 2021 and March 5th 2022 at an unknown place within the Republic of Kenya, they jointly conspired to commit an offence of fraud by receiving a sum of KES. 908,610 via mobile phone belonging to one Patrick Muchemi, being proceeds from illegal sale of energy infrastructure equipment belonging to Kenya Power and Ketraco.

The four were arrested on Thursday 7th April 2022 for vandalism and theft of electricity distribution infrastructure that was recently recovered in Ruiru.  

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