3 KPLC staff charged over nationwide blackout

3 KPLC staff charged over nationwide blackout

Three staff members of the Kenya Power and Lighting company (KPLC) are set to appear before court on 9 February, 2022.

This follows charges of sabotage and neglect of official duties following the nationwide blackout two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, six senior staff at the Kenya Power and Lighting Company have been freed due to a lack of evidence linking them to the nationwide power outage.

According to Kahawa West Chief Magistrate Diana Mochache, the 3 – Raphael Kimeu, David Kamau and Julius Mwaniki have also been implicated with willful and unlawful intent to sabotage the supply of electricity to citizens of the Republic of Kenya.

Additionally, Being the employees of KPLC as the Acting General Manager Network Management, Manager Transmission Network Department and Second Assistant Engineer Transmission Department, the charge sheet further reads willful neglected in attending to the Dandora- Embakasi high voltage transmission power towers.

The 3 have since been released on a sh1 million cash bail, or a sh2 million bond each plus two sureties.

Top security chiefs will on Thursday hold a meeting to discuss the security of the energy sector infrastructure.

The meeting comes in the wake of increased vandalism especially of government infrastructure which President Uhuru Kenyatta had described as economic sabotage.

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