The government has assured Kenyans of adequate flood control and drainage works measures to mitigate flooding and overflow of water from the Karimenu II dam. According to the Acting CEO in charge of Athi Water Works Development Agency, Engineer Joseph Kamau, revealed that the government has taken all necessary precautions to avoid any faulty eventuality, urging locals to go about their businesses without fear.

Kamau assured those living around the waterbody of their safety and insisted that adequate measures have been put in place to prevent flooding as a result of the dam’s overflow. He further revealed that the government had begun the process of compensating the community around the dam’s buffer zone to facilitate their relocation following the filling of the dam.