The court ruled on Wednesday, January 26, that the prosecution had not proven that the defendants were responsible for a nationwide power outage on January 11, 2022.
The DCI, who had previously stated that the KPLC would provide crucial answers for the nationwide blackout, is disappointed by this news.
Last week, DCI arrested 10 people on suspicion of negligence and sabotaging electricity supply that affected most parts of the country.
On January 15, DCI detectives questioned 18 officials at the utility company, including five senior officers, about the collapse of four towers in the Nairobi-Kiambere transmission line.
The senior officials grilled by the DCI were the Acting General Manager, Network Management, Chief Engineer Transmission countrywide, Countrywide Management Security Service Unit, the Chief Security Officer Nairobi Region and a technician.
According to the team of investigators drawn from the Serious Crime Unit, Crime Scene Investigators and Forensic Photographic Investigators who visited the scene of the collapsed line, the basement of the angle towers of the Kenya Power High Voltage power lines had been vandalized.