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Kenya Power: two arrested for impersonation

Kenya Power has again reported that two people were arrested at Stima Plaza this week for impersonating Kenya Power officers and alleging that they could facilitate employment.

The suspects; Francis Karanja Wambaa and Julius Sospeter Gikonyo were intercepted by BM Security guards deployed at Stima Plaza’s reception area for suspicious behavior and trying to gain access into the building.

Upon questioning, it was established that 8 people were outside waiting to be facilitated by the duo into the building for “interviews” on a range of job vacancies, the power utility noted.

The unsuspecting job seekers were to part with Sh5,000 ($48)  each once issued with “employment letters”.

Impersonation cases

In a similar case that occurred in May last year, Kenya Power noted that a middle-aged man was arrested for offering false employment letters to unsuspecting people in Nyeri.

He was booked at Nyeri Police Station and was charged with the offence of conning, obtaining by false pretense and forgery.

Recent arrests

This incident comes less than a week after Kenya Power arrested six people including a staff for various offences, among them illegal connections. Read more…

Kenya Power’s security services manager Major Geoffrey Kigen (Rtd), said: “The Company notes that there are criminals out there duping members of the public that they are Kenya Power officials and that they will aid their electricity connection and secure employment for the victims. We will continue carrying out operations to stamp out these offenders.” Read more…

The public is notified that Kenya Power is an equal opportunity employer.

All job vacancies are advertised in leading newspapers and on the Company’s website. Qualified candidates are taken through an interview process before they are formally employed. The Company does not tolerate canvassing.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.