Kisii County in the recent past has been hit with accidents associated with the illegal connection of Electricity.
On Monday, in one of the latest cases, a 23-year-old man was electrocuted in Chirichiro Keumbu while doing an illegal connection from his mother's home to his house.
In random interviews by Hivisasa on Tuesday in Kisii, the residents linked the urge of every Kenyan wanting to have electricity in their homes with poverty and Kenya power's failure to curb the existing cases of illegal connection.
"We have become irresponsible because the cost of connecting electricity is high for a common Kenyan despite assurance from the government to lower it.
"Kenya power itself has failed to deal with these existing cases. If my neighbour is using an illegal connection freely, why can't I also try?" asked Frederick Nyabaro.
"I call upon Kenya Power first to interrogate its field officers over corruption. Those with illegal connection bribe them so that they can continue using electricity. Connection itself even if you pay the office, field officers also want their share. This has pushed residents to do for themselves," Said Anthony Omae.
The Kenya Power regional Manager Kisii Mr John Guda in his response to Hivisasa on phone admitted that such illegal connection cases are on the rise with seven people reported dead since August this year and has warned residents.
"Such cases are high and we are dealing with them accordingly. We warn residents that if caught the law is very clear, they will face it," Warned Guda.
Guda has dismissed corruption allegations calling upon residents to report any cases of officers demanding for bribes.
"As Kenya Power, we don't entertain such. If residents come across any officer asking for a bribe, please let them report to us and we will act immediately," said Guda.