Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joseph Siror has condemned all forms of assault against the company’s staff.
This comes after Kitui MP Nimrod Mbai was caught on camera assaulting a Kenya Power engineer for allegedly disconnecting an illegal power line at his home in Kitengela, Kajiado County.
The Kenya Power boss in a statement on Wednesday, July 5 said MP Mbai’s assault to the staff member was the latest to be observed among many attacks which have been staged on Kenya Power’s staff while on duty.
“As an entity that prioritizes the welfare of its staff and the public, we condemn this incident and we wish to categorically state that we do not condone any form of violence, at least not on our staff while on official duty,” reads the statement in part.
Moreover, Siror affirmed that the power company will not slacken its target to weed out individuals erecting illegal and dangerous power connections.
He argued that such illegal connections paralyze the quality of power supply and ultimately cause huge losses to the company.
“Last year, we lost 214 units of transformers valued at an average of Shs.800,000 per unit due to overloading from illegal connections and vandalism,” he said.
“The Company will intensify network surveillance and continue to work closely with the National Government Administration Officers and other security agencies to stamp out all illegal activities.” Siror added.
The Kenya Power CEO further invited any reports from members of the public regarding cases of vandalism, illegal connections, theft of power and any other suspicious activity on the electricity network through 97771 (call or text) or the nearest authorities.
Nonetheless, the Kitui lawmaker has been arrested, and the matter is before the courts.