Protests after Kenya Power cuts off village in Kirinyaga

Gichugu MP Gichimu Githinji shows a stump of an electricity pole that was cut by Kenya Power officials in Karuti village of Kirinyaga County on August 11, 2019. At least 500 families were disconnected from the national grid in what KPLC said were illegal connections. PHOTO | GEORGE MUNENE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Led by the Gichugu MP Gichimu Githinji, the families threatened to sue the power company.
  • The families said they had been paying electricity bills promptly.
  • Kirinyaga Kenya Power Regional Manager Kiptoo Ruto admitted that his security officials disconnected electricity.

At least 500 families in Karuti village of Kirinyaga County are without electricity after the Kenya Power Company disconnected their homes from its supply.

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