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Garissa Deputy Governor threatens to sue KenGen over floods

By Abdihakim Mohamed:

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Garissa Deputy Governor Abdullahi Hussein distributes food to families displaced by floods after River Tana burst its banks.


Days after hundreds of families were displaced and crops worth millions of shillings destroyed by floods in Garissa after Tana River burst its banks, County officials are now threatening to sue the Kenya Electricity Generating Company, KenGen, over perennial floods in the county.

Speaking after visiting affected families on Thursday where he donated foodstuff and other items, Garissa Deputy Governor Abdullahi Hussein blamed the company for releasing excess waters from its reservoirs upstream, something that he says causes flooding and eventually displacement of hundreds of residents whenever it rained.

Hussein called on the company to carry out Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the area and compensate affected residents threatening to seek legal redress should they fail to do so.

Displaced families sought refuge at local institutions among them Young Muslim High School and Nep Technical.

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Displaced families camp at Young Muslim High School.

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  1. Ali mohamed

    We need to get water in Garissa. No water supply to town for a week now and it’s getin worse by the day


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