400 victims of Solai dam tragedy write to Patel demanding compensation

Uncompensated 400 victims of the killer Solai dam tragedy have written to Tindress Patel Coffee Estates Ltd demanding the proprietor to admit civil liability and allow negotiations towards full compensation and settlement of the matter out of court. Through Gordon Ogolla and Kipkoech Advocates, the victims want the matter settled once and for all that will see individual payouts estimated at Kshs.500 million and infrastructural restoration Kshs.500 million making it a total of Kshs. 1 billion. Addressing media in Nakuru, Lawyer Bernhard Kipkoech Ng’etich said their major basis is on…

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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…

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NEW REVELATIONS: Solai dam victims were forced to sign compensation forms

A section of affected families of the Solai dam tragedy have revealed that they were forced to sign the discharge and indemnity voucher forms without going through to know the particulars. Addressing media in Solai on Thursday, the affected families claimed there were cartels out to benefit from the compensation form the Patel Dam owner. They say they were forced to sign the forms on the watch of Patel Farm owner’s lawyer and administrators. They said it was not logic for those whose houses were destroyed to be compensated with…

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