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A chief in Migori County was arrested this week for being in possession of stolen electricity conductors belonging to Kenya Power.

Area chief for Magungu Central, Zachary Odera, was arrested with two other suspects, Erick Opolo and Anne Nyokwaka were arraigned before Migori Law Court Magistrate, E.M Nyaga, where they pleaded not guilty to the theft charges.

Kenya Power Chief Security Officer for South Nyanza region, Peter Kithusia said that the three were suspected of planning to construct illegal power lines based on the electrical equipment found in their possession.

 The trio were released on a bond of Shs.100,000 and the case will be heard on 7thSeptember, 2016. The power utility continues to intensify efforts to curb electricity theft and vandalism of equipment.

 The Company is working closely with the Kenya Police and other national security agencies to curb the revenue losses incurred and to bring the offenders involved to justice.


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