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300,000 People Under Threat As Kenya Dam Reaches Highest Water Levels

NAIROBI

Fear has gripped residents of Turkana following reports that the Turkwel dam is about to spill over. An estimated 300,000 people living along the river basin are likely to be uprooted from their homes and millions of shillings worth of property destroyed. Since its commissioning in 1991, the dam has never reached its 1,150 metres height. But on Wednesday water levels rose to 1,146.39 metres. Only 3.61 metres remain before it begins to spill over.

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