Gogo falls were built by colonialists before Kenya gained it's independence in the early 1950s.
The rise and fall of water over the man-made falls and the feeling one gets walking over and across the narrow steel bridge is an experience many may include in their bucket list.
However,some visitors fear crossing the bridge and are left to watch from its edge.The two-feet wide and over 150 metres long bridge cuts through the enormous river Kuja,which drains into Lake Victoria.
Below the bridge , water goes up the man-made cliffs and falls with a thud.The beautiful sight of swollen river occupying green vegetation is breathtaking.A dam covering over 100 acres and thriven by papyrus is on side of the fall.
Gogo falls are source of hydro-electric power in south Nyanza and are managed by KenGen.The government through Kenya electricity generating company later took over the site due to its immense contribution to the country's economy .
Gogo falls has promoted creation of Job opportunities for the local people around the area as many subordinate staff of Kenya electricity generating company office are locals from the area.In addition Gogo falls have attracted tourism which has in turn creates revenue for the government and also influenced the opening up of the area through construction of roads and other infrastructures.
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