A Kenyan man from Njabini in Nyandarua County died on Thursday, March 9, after being electrocuted while attempting to vandalize a transformer.
A police report revealed that the man was struck by electric current and thrown over 20 metres away from the transformer where his lifeless body was recovered. It read;
“The man whose identity could not be immediately established had attempted to tamper with the working mechanism of a high voltage transformer in Njabini, Nyandarua county, but his plans backfired after he was struck by electric current from its live cables and catapulted over 20 metres away from the transformer where his lifeless body was recovered.
“School-going kids walking along kwa White area yesterday morning found his motionless body sprawled along the road with his left foot gumboot missing. It was later discovered on the opposite side of the road.”
The police report further disclosed that prints of the deceased’s gumboots were spotted all over the electricity poles indicating that the man who was dressed in an orange apron, had scaled them while going for the transformer.
“But it is the action of the man’s accomplices whose foot thuds were heard miles away as they escaped from the scene that shocked the villagers, clearly demonstrating that there is no honour among thieves.”
The body of the deceased was moved to Engineer hospital mortuary awaiting identification by family.