Former Hivisasa writer Kel Wesh, laid to rest

Politicians, relatives, bloggers, journalists and friends of the late Kelvin Waweru Njuguna (Kel Wesh) on Saturday gathered in Solai home to give their last respect. Among those who attended was Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri, former Nakuru Gubernatorial aspirant and immediate former Nacada boss John Mututho, several MCAs among them Kabazi’s Dr.Peter Mbae and Flamingo’s Eddy Kiragu. Every leader who stood to speak eulogized the late who died at 26 as a dedicated young man who had great dreams. Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri took the opportunity to call on…

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Nothing to smile about for Solai dam victims 6 months since tragedy

Exactly six months since the Solai dam tragedy in Subukia Nakuru County happened on 9th May, for the affected families, there is little to smile about. Save for reconstruction of classrooms that is ongoing at Solai Nyakinyua primary school, a few tanks donated to the school and four roomed houses being constructed for 20 people by a well wisher through the AIC church, there is little to be seen on the ground as far as restoration and reconstruction is concerned. This despite the fact that when President Uhuru Kenyatta attended…

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Akuisi Farmers Company Directors on spot over alleged misappropriation of funds

1200 members of Akuisi Farmers Company limited in Solai Subukia on Tuesday held a peaceful demonstration over alleged misappropriation of company funds. The members while waving twigs and placards marched from Kiremba village to the local assistant county commissioner’s office where they demanded that the company directors be held to account. They took issue with the move by the current directors to open a new bank account without the knowledge of members adding that efforts to have them furnished with statements of account have been futile. A meeting called by…

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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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Solai based Chinese contractor on spot for oppressing workers

Workers at the Solai based Chinese International Henan and Corporation Company Ltd that is tasked with the construction of the 65 km Maili Kumi-Subukia Road on Monday went on a go-slow citing mistreatment from their employer. The 13 workers assigned as drivers to various tipper vehicles in the construction company claimed the management of the Chinese construction company has been oppressing them with harsh working conditions. According to the workers, some of the issues of concern include claims of misuse of vehicles, fuel siphoning, receiving warning letters without any mistake…

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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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