Copper vandals trail Kenya Power cables underground

Kenya Power personnel installing underground cables in Mombasa.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • MD Ngugi said the firm had laid close to 600km of its network in Nairobi and other major towns underground.
  • The Energy Act classifies electrical equipment vandalism as an economic crime.

Copper vandals have shifted to targeting Kenya Power cables used in underground connection, threatening the firm’s effort to reduce outages and stabilise supply. 

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