Father, son jailed for 10 years over vandalism of Kenya Power cables
SEE ALSO :Kenya Power kicks off search for CEOThey also faced a second count of stealing 400 meters of low voltage conductors amounting to Sh80,000 contrary to section 268 (1) as read with section 275 of the penal code. In his ruling the Magistrate said that the low voltage wires that had been vandalized were also removed from the scene. “Clearly the person who damaged the wires also stole them since the use was coveted to other than the general on special owner thereof.” Kimtai said that the three accused had not explained to the court why they were in possession of the wires. “It is interesting to note that none of the accused works for the Kenya Power and Lighting Company.” “I further wish to note that the said low voltage conductors cables were stole and recovered in less than a week, therefore the court will deem that anyone who found with low voltage conductors cables with no proper explanation then will be taken to be a thief as well. The said cables were in a house that was locked which the accused acknowledge same as his.” The Magistrate said that the defense of the three accused does not water down the overwhelming evidence tendered by the prosecution witnesses. I find that the evidence by the prosecution well corroborated and above all credible. [email protected]
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