Three top managers of Kenya’s power utility company, Kenya Power, are facing prosecution for their alleged involvement in the nationwide blackout on January 11, 2022.
The three top brass are Raphael Ndolo, Network Manager; David Kamau, Transmission Manager, and Julius Karani, Transmission Engineer.
They have been arraigned before the Kahawa Law Courts.
The three were among nine top managers of Kenya Power who were put before the court on Wednesday 19th January 2022 for willfully sabotaging the power utility company.
The court, however, discharged six of them because the prosecuting team failed to provide reasonable evidence.
At the court sitting on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the Kahawa Law Courts Chief Magistrate, Diana Mochache found that the three had questions to answer in the January 11 blackout.
The three were, consequently, released on Sh1 million cash bail or Sh2 million bond each.
The three are accused of willfully and unlawfully, with intent to sabotage, failing to maintain and reinforce the Dandora-Embakasi high voltage power lines, leading to the collapse of Towers Numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14 at Imara Daima in Embakasi South Sub-County, Nairobi County.
The said negligence happened between November 29, 2021, and January 11, 2022, culminating in a power crisis that saw many parts of the country including Nairobi, Central Kenya, Nyanza, Western Kenya, sections of Rift Valley and Coast plunged into the daytime outage.