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Kenya Power distances themselves over Kisii assembly fire, as MCAs says sitting will resume.

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KPLC South Nyanza Regional Manager Kennedy Ogalo [ Photo Brighton Makori ]


Kisii 07/09/2020…………… Kenya power has distanced themselves following the Fire incidents which destroyed Kisii county Assembly Chambers on Friday after being allegedly that it was electrical fault.

According to the findings by the Kenya power, they rushed to the venue after the fire broke only to find power already isolated at the transformer.


Speaking to the Gusii star ,south Nyanza regional Manager Kennedy Ogalo said in the developing information concerning the incident which destroyed properties worth millions that brought business at the county offices  at a stand still , he said that the technicians  found the power already isolated at the transformer and they went ahead to disconnect the meter too but both had not been damaged by the fire.

About if there was Power blackout on that day at the county offices, Manager noted that no information was reported early in the Kenya Power officers.


 “We had no information about whether there was a blackout since there was no any report at our officers ” He said

This comes after the reports from County officials led by Governor James ongwae said that there was blackout and suspected that the fire started at the assembly chamber when power come back.


The manager also noted that if there is a power surge that is destructive, it does not happen in one isolated place but causes a ripple effect in adjacent offices, rooms or houses.


He appealed for calm until proper Investigation has been done by agencies so that they can produce their report on the matter..


Previously during the fire incident, Kisii governor James Ongwae said said he had already contacted experts in Nairobi to investigate the cause of the fire.

In other hand Kisii County Assembly members have assured members of the public no important government documents were destroyed on Friday .

Led by Kisii township Ward Representative, Kefa Mogaka, Daniel Apepo, Tabaka ward, Charles Nyagoto, Bogeka ,the leaders said the House will resume sittings Tuesday within the precincts of the Assembly and arrangements had been completed.

They dismissed information in social media that the fire was planned, terming it malicious and meant to distract investigators from doing their work.

“Let us stop listening to those propagating matters about the incident”Said MCAs Mogaka

Naomi Bosire Nominated MCAs said somee order papers indicating the House’s Business might have been burnt, adding they are in the computer system and could be retrieved when required.

Gusii star has established that earlier the MCAs had held a closed door meeting attended by Speaker, David Kombo and the Assembly’s Clerk, James Nyaoga.

On Friday, the Chambers was shut down by Governor James Ongwae and ordered it be sealed off to await experts from Nairobi to probe and ascertain the cause of the fire.



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