18 February 2013

Kenya: Kengen Water Project to Check Croc Attack

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has expressed disappointment over deaths of residents along its seven hydroelectricity dams from attacks by crocodiles.

The company's chairman, Titus Mbathi, said residents living around the Seven Forks Hydro Dams had held demonstrations against the company.

He said the residents have been demanding for piped water from the company for so as to stop fetching water from the dams. Mbathi said the killings will be eliminated on completion of two piped water projects the company is funding in the regions.

He said the company had launched a Sh50 million piped water project for the residents of Kivaa which will be sourced from the Masinga Kitui treated water line.

He was speaking during a ground breaking ceremony for the Kivaa piped water project. He was accompanied by the company Managing Director Eddy Njoroge.

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