Kenya Power employees connecting a transformer. PHOTO | RMS
Kenya Power employees connecting a transformer. PHOTO | RMS

Following the Financial year reports that revealed the blackspots for KPLC, the management has gone ahead and conducted a crackdown in the illegal connections. In the process, more 100 employees were fired. They were found guilty of helping fraud, illegal connections and other crimes.

According to Kenya Power MD and CEO, Bernard Ngugi, the company will consider laying off employees who are considered to be a threat for conducting fraud deals.

“Illegal connections do not just threaten the Company’s revenue but also the lives of beneficiaries and the public at large. We are focused on eliminating these crimes and ensuring all those found culpable face the full force of the law,” said Mr Ngugi.

He was speaking on Thursday in Tassia estate as he led the company’s crackdown on illegal power connections.

Companying the CEO were Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti was carried out jointly by Kenya Power’s security personnel and officers drawn from the National Police Service.

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