CS Juma orders Kenya Power to repair faulty transformers

Friday, December 3rd, 2021 23:37 | By
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Energy Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has directed Kenya Power to repair 10,000 faulty transformers in Nairobi’s Roysambu area.

Juma who was speaking during a tour of the Roysambu area in Nairobi county said it was unacceptable for Kenya Power to have the more than 10,000 transformers that are not repaired.

"Visited four Kenya power installations at the Roysambu depot, where malfunctioned transformers are collected. More than 10,000 of them! Simply NOT acceptable," Juma said.

The Energy CS stated that she will be receiving a plan for the repair by Monday from the concerned Kenya power team.

"I have issued an instruction for the concerned team to prepare a plan to restore all serviceable transformers," Juma said.

Residents in the area have been lamenting over the frequent power outages, saying they are causing disruptions and huge losses to their businesses and destroying home electronics.

Juma also took the opportunity to warn staff at the electricity utility supplier against using their positions to engage in graft related activities.

Kenya power employees have since been ordered to present their official financial and asset records as part of an ongoing lifestyle audit aimed at curbing fraud at the electricity utility supplier.

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