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Suspect arrested over theft of Kenya Power equipment

Detectives in Thika have arrested a suspect linked to a series of transformer vandalism incidences in Kiambu county.

According to the DCI, Denis Karanja, was found a cache of suspected stolen properties of the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), believed to have been vandalized within Makongeni area of Kiambu County.

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During the arrest, detectives recovered 140 litres of transformer oil, pole climbers, 9 sets of customer interface unit, a winch, a KPLC apron, assorted transformer bolts and nuts.

A roll of copper cable, a handheld drill, ropes, a sack of transformer laminators and a Tuktuk Reg no. KTWA 486Z were also recovered.

Detectives believe that the suspect is part of a wider gang of vandals who lurk in poorly lit streets, before vandalizing transformers for the coveted oil and cables.

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