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2 Kenya Power employees in court for fraud

Two Kenya power employees were on Wednesday charged with defrauding the electricity company of equipment worth Sh238,797 falsely pretending they were to use them to do electrical installation works at a client’s premises in Industrial Area, Nairobi.

The two suspects are Ephantus Mmwara Kauma and Peter Rukwaro Kamweru.

They are accused of defrauding Kenya Power by means of making an overpriced requisition order and obtaining underground cables.

They made the requisition from Kenya Power’s Donholm depot falsely pretending such materials were sufficient to install electricity at Wood Makers Limited along Mombasa road.

The duo is facing additional charges of stealing energy equipment, handling stolen property and unlawful installation of electrical conductors.

They are accused of committing the offences on July 21.

In the charge of handling stolen property, they are accused of dishonestly retaining 157 metres of high voltage underground power cables knowing or having reasons to believe them to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

Kauma and Kamweru are accused of installing underground cable to the main supply line through which the electricity is supplied without consent of the power firm.

They denied all the charges before senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki of Kibera law courts.

Mwaniki released them on a Sh500,000 bond and an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000.

The case will be mentioned on August 27.