Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc has announced a partnership between their Managing Director and CEO, Dr.(Eng.) Joseph Siror, and Major Paul Nyaga (Rtd), Acting Manager of Security Services.
This collaboration, which involves 42 officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), aims to curb the disconcerting 46% increase in transformer vandalism witnessed over the past year, affecting a total of 242 transformers.
The initiative reflects a joint commitment to safeguarding critical infrastructure and ensuring a reliable power supply for the nation.
Kenya Power’s Security Team, led by Major Paul Nyaga, will work hand-in-hand with Deputy Director of Investigations at DCI, Paul Wachira, in implementing comprehensive strategies to address the growing menace of electricity-related crimes.
The partnership underscores the urgency of the situation, as the surge in transformer vandalism poses a significant threat to the stability of the electrical grid and the uninterrupted provision of power to communities across the country.
With a collaborative force of 42 DCI officers, this concerted effort is poised to make a substantial impact on deterring criminal activities and enhancing the resilience of Kenya’s electricity infrastructure.
“Our MD & CEO, Dr.(Eng.) Joseph Siror and Maj. Paul Nyaga (Rtd), Ag. Manager Security Services with Deputy Director Investigations at DCI, Paul Wachira forge a new partnership aimed at curbing the concerning rise in electricity vandalism and theft.
The Kenya Power security team is now collaborating with 42 DCI officers. The surge in transformer vandalism registering a worrying 46% increase affecting 242 transformers last year, has prompted this concerted effort” Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc wrote on X.