Gatundu North residents appeal to Kenya Power to collect live electricity wires abandoned in the middle of busy road

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 18:50 | < 1 min read
The Electric pole that has been lying in the middle of an access road in Gatundu North since Thursday, November 18.PHOTO/Mathew Ndungu

Residents of Nyamathumbi village in Gatundu North are appealing to Kenya Power to move in and take away the electricity pole which has been lying in the middle of an access road.

The residents said the electricity pole is a safety hazard to them especially children since the cables on the pole have a live current.

The pole is reported to have been fallen by a truck that was carrying mattresses on Thursday evening.

"We are perturbed by the fact that Kenya Power has not taken any action since yesterday despite the distress calls we have made to have the poles collected," John Mugo, a resident said.

As a result of the Thursday incident, residents decried that their businesses which rely on electricity for operation have since stalled as the entire village wallows in darkness.

The power outage, residents say pauses a security risk to the village since they do not have an alternative source of lighting, a situation that may trigger insecurity in the area.

"The truck hit one of the poles to the ground. The live cables are now sagging on the ground which is very risky to us and our children," Nduta Mukami, another local said.