A court sitting in Kahawa, Nairobi County has unconditionally released six Kenya Power employees.
The court made the ruling on Wednesday, January 26, after the prosecution revealed that there was no evidence linking them to January 11, 2022, nationwide power outage.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had stated that the KPLC employees were to provide crucial answers over the nationwide blackout.KPLC to switch off electricity supply on the 132kV double circuit Lessos-Lanet transmission to give room for ongoing construction.File
Last week, DCI arrested 9 people on suspicion of negligence and sabotaging electricity supply that affected most parts of the country.
On January 15, DCI detectives questioned 18 officials at the utility company, among them five senior officers, over the collapse of four towers in the Nairobi - Kiambere High Voltage Power transmission line.
The senior officials grilled by the DCI were the Acting General Manager, Network Management, Chief Engineer Transmission countrywide, Countrywide Management Security Service Unit, the Chief Security Officer Nairobi Region and a technician.
According to the team of investigators drawn from the Serious Crime Unit, Crime Scene Investigators and Forensic Photographic Investigators who visited the scene of the collapsed line, the basement of the angle towers of the Kenya Power High Voltage power lines had been vandalized.
Meanwhile, the utility company issued a statement on Tuesday, January 25, revealing areas in the country that will experience power blackouts due to scheduled maintenance.
Kenya Power stated that Gigiri, Runda and Lavington areas in Nairobi will not have power for the better part of Wednesday, January 26.
Other affected areas include; UN, UN Avenue, United Nations Crescent, Two Rivers Mall, Whispers Avenue, Daisy Road, Magnolia Close, Part of Ruaka Road, Mae Properties, Mae Ridge, Runda Water, Eluid Mathu, Benin Drive, Puffin Drive Elia and Andrew Zagoritis, Runda Road, Runda Drive, Mimosa Drive, Mimosa Ridge, Runda Riviera, Runda Gardens, Potterhouse School, Runda Mumwe, Glory Drive, Faith Avenue and the Pan Africa Insurance.
Jacaranda, Masanduku, Gitanga Rd, Mbaazi Avenue, Gitanga Close and Muthangari Road will also be affected by the blackout.
In the coastal region, Kenya Power announced that Mombasa Academy, English Point Greenwood Apts, Light Academy, Coral Drive, Koroga Hotel, Moyne Drive, and other neighbourhoods in Nyali will not have power.An undated image of Kenya Power technicians making repairsKenya Power Twitterarrest
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