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KenGen dams have been blamed for disrupting the lives of farmers in Tana River lowlands

Some farmers who depend on the Tana River, to irrigate their fields in Tana River County, have complained of frequent floods that have damaged farms, affecting their livelihoods.

Floods from the dams of the KenGen power plant in Kindaruma have been reported to cause severe flooding in the lowlands, disrupting the livelihoods of local residents.

In May this year when floods hit the area, Garissa governor Ali Korane blamed the government for the floods, saying they had caused heavy losses and inconvenience to residents of the area.

He also said he would sue KenGen power company.

Korane also accused energy minister Charles Keter, who warned residents of Hola, Garissa, Bura and Garsen of the floods, and urged them to relocate to the highlands following the threat of flooding from the Masinga dam.

"It is not wise to tell residents to leave their homes because you want to get rid of the water that causes damage, where do you want them to go?"

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