Kenya Power blames vandalism for power outages in rural areas

Power theft through illegal connections as well as Vandalism and meter tampering cost the company Sh500 million annually. The firm has been seeking stiff penalties through parliament in a bid to deal with offenders.

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

But there is an easier option for Kenyan Power: build more decentralized solutions instead of the centralized and overpriced grid power.

Source: CapitalBusiness



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