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Kenya Power spends Sh5.5 billion on installation of electricity due to vandalism.
Kenya Power has announced that the constant vandalism of electrical materials is affecting them. This has result in the distribution company spending Sh5.5 billion in installation of street lights in Nairobi alone.
The distribution company has make sure that all areas within the city have light but the vandalism are reversing the gains. This has result to the stealing of transformers, street lamps and wires, among other items. The distribution company has gain cost such as material cost of transformers, loss of sales and incidental costs.
Kenya Power Security Manager, Mohamed Mmaka said ”The company lost some 100 transformers costing Sh24m. While a year before, some 133 transformers were vandalised.”
According to him, in the current financial year, vandals made away with 73 transformers valued at Sh20m. He also said that the trend is gradually reducing due to measures put in place to tackle it.