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A Kenya Power team, led by the Nakuru County Business Manager and the County Operations and Maintenance Engineer, has today commenced the process of enhancing the clearance of the electricity distribution infrastructure at Soysambu Conservancy so as to forestall a recurrence of the unfortunate incident where three Rothschild giraffes were electrocuted over the weekend.
The Company is undertaking this exercise in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Soysambu Conservancy’s management and other stakeholders which will also involve an audit of the entire infrastructure within the Conservancy to make any other rectifications that may be required.
“We regret this incident because we recognize that wildlife forms an integral part of our natural and cultural psyche and, we appreciate the feedback shared by various stakeholders on this matter,”
said Bernard Ngugi, Kenya Power’s Managing Director & CEO.
“Ensuring that we adhere to the highest forms of safety in all our undertakings, is a prerequisite for us. We thus take any electricity related accidents seriously and we will use the lessons gleaned to avoid a recurrence of the same,”
The Company will work in partnership with KWS and other stakeholders to extend the audit exercise to other wildlife parks across the country to ensure that its infrastructure does not pose further danger.
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