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Kenyan police ordered to investigate burst Patel dam

Kenyan police ordered to investigate burst Patel dam

It is not the first time the dam had burst.

Amid domestic reports that the dam had not passed government engineering checks, the chief prosecutor ordered police to open an immediate investigation and report back within a fortnight.

The National Environment Complaints Committee has raised doubts about the safety of most dams in the country, a day after dozens died in the Solai tragedy.

Solai is located in the county of Nakuru, an area with an important agricultural activity that exports a great variety of products to Europe and generates great benefits and jobs in the country. And the walls cracked and that's how we ended up here. "After the flood had subsided, we managed to rescue my wife alive with injuries but we found the girls dead", said another survivor, who identified himself only as Josphat.

Mr. Vinod also revealed the farm is now partnering with the national and county government to supply relief to the victims.

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The PS said the school will remain closed until it is safe for students.

"Through that environmental impact assessment (EIA), they [owners] will always say how they will be improving and managing them".

"We have also supplied ugali, beans. Like you know Mr Patel and the family more than I know them, we will be with you and please be calm and quiet and be praying to God that there should not be more rain", said Mr Jayakumar.

The United Nations UNOCHA disaster agency said 580,000 people had been affected by torrential rain and flooding in neighboring Somalia, while the Somali region of eastern Ethiopia had also taken a hammering, with 160,000 people affected.

"We send our deep condolences". She added that she had lost a lot of her neighbors.

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He defended his boss, Patel Mansukul, who owns the farm saying they were equally devastated by the happenings and would walk with the victims in tough times just as they had amicably stayed in the past.

A former employee of the farm quipped that it is hard to gain access to his vast farm, unless employed on the farm or with prior arrangement. Their house was among those which were swept away by the raging waters.

A portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of litres of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying power lines over a stretch of some 10 kilometres (6 miles).

A spokesman for the Water Resources Management Authority said that those behind the dams didn't have a permit. His coffee, cut flower and dairy farming ventures employ more than 1,000 residents and have helped build at least two schools and a hospital. "They come here for camping and meditation", said a guard at the gate.

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