Kenya Power recovers 18 transformers buried in Redhill, Kiambu - VIDEO

Transformers belonging to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company’s were recovered by police in Kiambu County yesterday after reports emerged that they had been stolen. 

The police were acting on a tip off by members of the public and when they reached the home of the suspected thieves, they recover 39 transformers buried in the ground.

“The new owners noticed wires protruding from the ground in the process of clearing the ground for development, that’s when they called the police,” said Kigen.

According to the head of Security says 60 transformers have been stolen in the last six months, “but this a significant drop compared to an average of 400 transformers vandalized in previous years, over the same period.”

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