Kenya Power recovers 18 transformers buried on a farm in Kiambu

Kenya, Nairobi: Kenya Power has excavated 18 transformers which were buried on a farm in Redhill in Kiambu County.

In addition to vandalized transformers, Kenya Power team also recovered a huge cache of vandalized conductors buried at the 25-acre piece of land, reports Capital Business.

The farm had been abandoned for a long time until recently when it exchanged ownership.

“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 Kenya Power’s Head of Security.

The 18 transformer shells and conductors is the biggest cache Kenya Power has recovered in the recent past.

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.”

Source: Capital Business