Kenya Power cautions against encroachment on electricity poles

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Kenya power says the activities have led to disruptions in power supply

Kenya Power has issued a 14 day notice to companies and individuals that are illegally stringing telecommunications cables on electricity distribution poles to offer internet and communication services to households and businesses across the country.

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They say such activities constitute a breach of Kenya Power’s wayleave trace and safety clearances.

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In a statement Tuesday, the company says in some parts of the country, the illegal activities have caused fires that have damaged third party property.

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“There has also been an increase in cases of injuries and fatalities recorded involving third party personnel operating in close contact with live power lines as a result of the encroachment.” Said the statement.

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They added that some of the activities have led to disruptions in power supply resulting in energy, financial and infrastructural losses to the company.

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