10 families to be evacuated as another Solai dam develops huge cracks,fault lines

The county government of Nakuru has revealed that 10 families will be evacuated in Solai Nyakinyua village in Subukia Sub County to avert disaster from Nyaru dam which developed huge cracks and fault lines. The locals have been depending on the dam for their farming activities. Speaking on Wednesday after visiting the area,Nakuru County Chief Officer for disaster management Ann Njenga said, “After consultations with Geologists and engineers, they have resolved to evacuate Ten families where the fault line cuts”. The Chief officer adding that there might be extra areas…

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Senate ad hoc committee admits receiving threats over probe on Patel Dam

The Senate ad hoc committee investigating the Patel dam tragedy in Subukia Nakuru County has admitted receiving threats from some quotas in attempt to have the matter compromised. The committee Chair Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior speaking over the weekend when the committee visited families affected by the tragedy that claimed 47 lives said members of the committee had received threats from some quotas. However, the Makueni Senator who is also a lawyer by profession said the threats will not deter them from ensuring justice for the victims. “We have received…

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Solai tragedy-picking up the pieces,families speak

Effects of the collapse of Patel dam  in Solai Nakuru county  have left hundreds of survivors devastated. Following closure of the Solai Boys high school camp, those who had sought refuge in the camp moved to rental houses in Solai Township and neighboring Kamukunji and Bahati trading centres. The bigger numbers consists of those who were given a consolation fee of Sh 30,000 to keep them going as the government makes plans to assist the victims rebuild their lives. To many of the victims who are now trying to pick up pieces,…

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Former MCA now wants families of Solai tragedy relocated

Former Subukia MCA Peter Njoroge Mwanjo has called on the National government to take relocate the families that were affected by the Solai Dam tragedy. Speaking in the area on Sunday, Mwanjo said the government should possess the land area that was swept by the water and have the families a new land where they can start their lives. The former MCA also called on Government Engineers t move in the area and asses the propability of the river upstream and the route to avert similar tragedies in future. “I…

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Search mission scaled down as leaders demand answers in the Solai tragedy

The search mission for the missing bodies at the Solai Dam tragedy has been scaled down even as political leaders call for inspection of all the dams in the area to avert such tragedies in future. Speaking during a Sunday service attended by affected families of the tragedy, Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir said the county government and other stakeholders will work closely with the affected families to ensure restoration. The DG also assured the families that the county government of Nakuru has taken up measures to ensure that challenges…

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Interdenominational prayers to be held for Solai tragedy victims

The county government of Nakuru in collaboration with national government will hold national interdenominational prayers for Solai tragedy victims on Wednesday 16th May 2018. The announcement was made on during a Sunday service for the affected families both in Solai and AIPCA Free area. “We are inviting Kenyans to join us on this day to stand together with the Solai community in prayers,” he said. He said the focus now is on humanitarian assistance to the families and how their livelihood can be restored. AIPCA archbishop Fredrick Wangombe called on…

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