The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) CEO has received a stern letter from Deputy President William Ruto regarding the blackouts that occurred during the July 26 presidential debate.
Speaking yesterday at a press conference at his official Karen residence, Ruto urged KPLC CEO Geoffrey Wasua Muli to carry out his duties in accordance with the law.
In the upcoming general elections, Ruto asserted, Kenyans did not want to experience power outages.
Ezra Chiloba, CEO of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), was also called to account by the DP.
“I would want to request that Mr. Muli, CEO of Kenya Power, and Mr. Chiloba, CEO of the Communications Authority of Kenya, carry out their official duties in accordance with the law.
The DP went on to say that there must not be a plan to turn off the electricity during voting, claiming that Kenyans actually wanted to cast their ballots in the dark.
“We want a free and fair election to be held, please. No plan must exist in Kenya to turn off the energy. Kenyans don’t want to cast their ballots in secret, said Ruto.
He insisted that turning off the electricity is illegal and damages Kenyans’ freedom of expression.
The DP stated that since Kenyans have a right to know what is happening, neither the internet nor the power should be turned off.