Nakuru County commissioner faces suspension over solai dam case

Nakuru County commissioner Joshua Nkanatha is on the receiving end after the Senate ad hoc committee probing the Solai Dam tragedy that claimed 47 lives urged CS Fred Matiang’i to suspend Nakuru County Commissioner for ‘complicity.’

According to the committee’s Chairman Mutula Kilonzo Jnr it is questionable why the commissioner and other administrations officers are spearheading the compensation of the victims on behalf of the dam owner.

Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior says this is wrong as the administrators are still the same people who are probing the matter.

The Senator said the action cast doubts over the sincerity of the government’s case against the Solai dam owner.

The Senate committee also rubbished the owner’s offer a Ksh.100,000 indemnity to victims.

 

PHOTO/Standard: Patel Farm General Manager Vinoj Jayakumar (right) with Nakuru County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha during a meeting with Solai Dam victims on June 28, 2018.