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Theft and vandalism
Eskom is embarking on a strong communications drive to educate the public about illegal connections, the load reduction drive and other issues impacting the national power grid.
The power supply in parts of Nairobi was interrupted on Monday after a section of high-voltage underground cables were vandalised over the weekend.
Kenya Power’s fight to curb illegal connections, theft of electricity and fraud intensified as a member of staff was arraigned on Wednesday 11 March in a Nairobi court to answer to charges of fraud.
Kenya Power has rolled out a countrywide campaign to weed out illegal power connections and curb theft of electricity, starting out in Nairobi.
The Gauteng Provincial Government will work with Eskom to deal with the problems of ongoing disruptions in the supply of electricity in the province.
The distribution of electricity implies a certain amount of loss of power that could be classified into technical and non-technical losses (NTL), with the latter form usually associated with illegal connections or frauds resulting in absence of consumption drops....
In Kenya, a Nanyuki court has sentenced a suspect to 10 years in prison or a fine of KShs.5 million for vandalism.
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