Kitui East parliamentarian Nimrod Mbai was caught on camera attacking a Kenya Power employee.
The incident occurred on the evening of Monday, July 3, in the Acacia District of Kitengela, Kajiado County.
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Lawmakers’ comments in the six-minute video said the two sides were at odds after Kenya’s power authority discovered an illegal power connection to Mbai’s home.
In the video, the lieutenant is armed in a Bermuda blue polo shirt and beige khakis. In an angry and smug manner, he insulted and threatened the stunned Kenya Power officials. Kenya Power’s team discovered lawmakers illegally hooking up electricity to their homes and responded to ongoing complaints from local customers.
Therefore, they decided to confiscate the material used in the illegal connection, which did not please the lieutenant.
“The President said that if Kenya Power finds someone making an illegal power connection, the solution is not to cut the connection. We have to start: they are against what the president and ministers are saying. why disconnect? “Take back my belongings,” he yelled at Kenya Power officials.
“Bring her back here or I’ll take the wheels off your car. Give me back my property. Will you be the one who recovers the truck that carried my luggage?” He said he became involved after one of the company’s field service teams reported an illegal connection affecting the flow of power to other customers in the area.
“The office had received numerous complaints from local customers about undervoltage and frequent disconnections…our team determined that the transformers were overloaded and the lines were illegally connected. They went to their sources, found the custodians, and told them they were going to disconnect because nearly 300 homes were affected.”
“The next day, we received another complaint and sent a team to find that the line had been reconnected. added.
Okangi said the lieutenant held them hostage for about three hours. “He held us hostage from 5pm to 8pm and demanded that the electricity be turned back on.”
According to the parliament’s official website, Mbay became the first member of parliament with a jubilee card in 2017.
He won a party ticket for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and successfully defended his seat in Kitui East in 2022. From 1996 to 2017 he also served as an administrative police officer.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 4, Kenya Power’s human resources manager, Cecilia Ungu-Uvyu, explained the incident.
In a statement, Kenya Power pledged to protect its employees while on duty, adding that the incident is currently being investigated by security personnel.
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