Svecha_1 GSU’s elite squad, Recce Company which forms part of the Presidential escort team have been in darkness for three months at their base in Ruiru.

According to The Star, the power is believed to have been disconnected deliberately because the officers have been engaging too much on social media on their gadgets.

“We have been in darkness for three months now. It’s very disturbing especially to our family members whom we live with. We can’t even charge phones,” a source told The Star.

“We think it’s an intentional act since most of us engage much on social media. Social media has taken centre stage which seems to bother the bosses. It is our right to know what is trending,” added the officer.

Newly appointed GSU Commandant Joel Mboya Kitili who was then Rift Valley regional commander, confirmed the incident and pointed fingers at Vigilance House, saying that it was part of reducing costs.

“We are doing this to reduce costs. I think it’s the work of vigilance. They could be in a better position to shed more light,” said Kitili.

Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said that he had been receiving such complaints, but said only his bosses can answer questions about the matter.

“I have been receiving such complaints, but it could be better if you get more information from my bosses,” he said.