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Floods Alert Kenya Government issues warning to Kenyans living close to one of Kenya's largest dams

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Energy CS Charles Keter during a press conference where he warned residents living close to Masinga dam to move to higher areas play Energy CS Charles Keter during a press conference where he warned residents living close to Masinga dam to move to higher areas (K24)

Energy CS Charles Keter has issued a warning requiring Kenyans living in Garissa County in parts close to Masinga dam to move to higher areas.

Keter stated that the seven folks dams were almost full with Masinga dam expected to burst its banks anytime by Friday.

The energy CS defended the government's decision to evacuate people from the areas surrounding the dams noting that the floods were only realised with a notice of only three days.

play Energy CS Charles Keter during a press conference where he warned residents living close to Masinga dam to move to higher areas (K24)

 

"People in Garissa told to move to safer and higher ground as they will be affected first as the water moves downwards towards Garsen."

"With a short notice of 3 days there is very little that the government can do to mitigate the floods," Keter stated.

He added that Kenyans will benefit from cheaper power from the overflowing dams which are used for generation of hydroelectric power.

Keter's warning comes less than a week after Patel dam in Nakuru collapsed, killing 47 people and leaving many others injured.

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