Electricity thug arrested in Nairobi

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Police have arrested a lone suspect in Kenya Power uniform who was spotted doing suspicious activities at an electric pole in Jua Kali area, Embakasi, Nairobi.

“The officers requested the imposter, who could not identify himself as a Kenya Power technician, to climb down and they escorted him to Embakasi Police Station. The Kenya Power security personnel who were called confirmed that the suspect does not work with the parastatal,” said the police.

The suspect was placed in custody pending processing and arraignment while his operating gear and safety equipment was kept as an exhibit.

The National Police Service has reminded the public that illegal connections and electricity theft pose a grave danger to their safety and may cause injuries, damage to household appliances, and even death as a result of electrocution, and fires.

In addition, the destruction of government infrastructure and installation is considered economic sabotage, which leads to persecution.

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