Ngilu condoles with Solai Dam victims

Houses under water after the Solai Dam collapsed in Nakuru County.

Governor Charity Ngilu of Kitui County has consoles with the victims of the ‘killer’ Solai dam accident that has claimed a number of lives.

Reports from the Kenya Red cross organisation indicate that so far, 48 People are reported dead from the Wednesday night accident that occurred at the private Solai dam located in Solai, Subukia , Nakuru county.

A house destroyed by the Solai dam accident

While addressing residents of Athi market in Kitui South on Thursday, Ngilu said that the tragedy is unfortunate and pleaded with Kenyans to pray for the families of the Solar dam victims.

“It is a sad moment for Kenyans and we must join hands in prayer and also support the families that lost their loved ones in the Solai dam tragedy,” the Kitui county boss said.

The Patel-owned dam is reported to have burst its banks on Wednesday night sweeping through three villages and killing residents that have up to now accumulated to 48 in number.

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The government through the Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i together with Inspector General, Boinnet led rescue operations at the facility on Thursday. Several leaders have so far condoled with families of the departed as Red Cross and the government plead with well-wishers to step in and lend a hand in the rescue mission.

In a letter dated Thursday May 10, to the Inspector General of Police Mr Joseph Boinnet, the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) Mr Noordin Haji has ordered the IG to carry out speedy investigations into the tragedy and establish the cause.

“You are hereby directed to commence immediate investigations into the Solai/Patel dam tragedy and forward the file to this office for action,” Mr Haji said in the letter that was marked urgent.

Effects of the Solai dam tragedy.

The DPP further said that intensive investigations will be conducted and the subsequent findings and file forwarded to his office in a period of 14 days starting Thursday. He also noted that his office will take appropriate action basing on the investigation’s report.

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