Police have arrested nine people in Nairobi after they were found in possession of stolen electricity transformers.
The operation was carried out in collaboration with Kenya Power as the utility firm intensifies efforts to reduce theft cases.
The nine were also found with assorted electrical equipment suspected to have been stolen from Kenya Power including 10 transformers, 800 litres of transformer oil and electricity cables.
The suspects who have been detained at Muthaiga Police Station include Martin Sikunzi, Elisha Mgusi, Thomas Kongo, John Njuguna, Alex Kabwere, Keneth Gichango, Joseph Wanjiku, Evans Kiguta and Francis Kamau.
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The nine were arrested at a business premise in Kariobangi estate.
In a separate incident, two suspects, Stephen Maina and Vincent Sisia, were arrested at Joska area in Nairobi for vandalizing a power line.
Another suspect, Gordon Otieno, was arrested for constructing an illegal power line at Sabaki village in Tana River County.
Kenya Power has engaged the Police, the local administration, and local communities to help protect its equipment and address issues electricity theft.
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