MP Gachobe, activists to appeal court verdict in Solai dam case

Subukia MP Samwel Gachobe has faulted Naivasha court presiding chief magistrate Kennedy Bidali over decision to acquit nine suspects in the case against manslaughter of 48 lives that were lost during the Solai dam tragedy. Addressing media on Monday, the Legislator disagreed with the decision and promised to appeal the verdict. According to Gachobe, he will as well engage the National Assembly through a petition to seek compensation of the Solai Dam tragedy victim. “I disagree with the verdict and we shall be appealing to ensure justice for the victims.…

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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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County assembly forms adhoc committee to look into the cause of patel dam tragedy

A motion to have the county assembly of Nakuru investigate what led to the Solai dam tragedy has been tabled before the assembly. The motion was tabled on Wednesday by Kabazi MCA Dr. Peter Mbae who said that it was important for the Patel family to compensate victims of the tragedy and also be made to bring down any dam that will be found to have defects or short of the required standards. Temporary speaker Phillip Wanjohi- Lare ward upon presiding over debate of the motion directed that an adhoc…

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