Cable theft
Cable theft

A Mombasa court on Wednesday sentenced two men for 10 years in prison or Kshs5,000,000 fine each for vandalising Kenya Power electricity lines in the Shimanzi area of the coastal town.

The two, Joseph Omuse and Faiz Kazungu, pleaded guilty to charges of vandalism when they appeared in Mombasa’s Senior Principal Magistrate’s court yesterday.

“The convicts were caught with aluminium conductor smelters last Friday, August 17,” said Kenya Power Security Manager Major Geoffrey Kigen (Rtd).

Elsewhere the Kenya Power security team arrested 3 people – Moses Khaemba, Dennis Mimo, and Antony Juma – at Seya, Kwanza Sub Location, Trans Nzoia County for vandalizing poles on an electricity line.

The team recovered a pair of climbing irons, one safety belt, a chainsaw, and a wooden pole. Read more: Eskom recovers R5m worth of stolen copper cables

In Nairobi, the Kenya Power security team conducted a joint operation on illegal connections in Eastleigh.

The team disconnected customers who had illegal connections.

On Monday, August 20th, the security team carried out an operation in Maziwa in Kahawa West and in Thome Estate to uninstall illegal street lights in the area where they recovered two 400w flood lights and 14 lamps.