Ten senior officials of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) have been arrested in connection to the major power outage that happened on Tuesday last week.
The top Kenya Power bosses were apprehended for alleged negligence and sabotage of the power supply systems that plunged a large part of the country into darkness.
An investigation was immediately launched into the serious outage that the power distribution company has been working overtime to restore fully to all effected areas.
A report by a joint task force that comprises KPLC and the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO), showed that the basement of angle towers of KPLC’s high voltage power lines in Embakasi had been vandalised.
The towers were further weakened by the unbolted cross beams, according to the report
Investigations also revealed that KPLC Managing Director Rosemary Oduor had written to the board twice, underscoring the need to repair the lines that had been adversely affected.
However, no action was taken then to mitigate the dire impending disaster.
It also emerged that six more power lines along the Olkaria-Kisumu supply route had been vandalised in Naivasha, with a preliminary probe fingering saboteurs.