30 Arrested in Bwaise Power theft crackdown


Thirty one people have been arrested in on-going operation by power distributor Umeme to get rid of illegal connections and theft.

The October 17 operation left homesteads and trading areas in Bwaise, a slum to the north of Kampala, in total blackout after they were found to have been illegally connected to the national electricity grid. The Umeme special campaign codenamed “Operation power theft” left the power supplier with no option but to cut off all illegal connections and have suspects arrested.