Fresh revelations on killer Patel Dam that shocked assembly committee

The national assembly committee on environment and natural resources has expressed shock over failure by the management of Patel dam in Solai to produce requisite licenses for the seven existing dams in the farm.

Committee vice chair Sofia Abdi Noor said that a visit at the farm on Monday evening shocked the entire committee as the management informed the committee that all licenses are kept in the headquarters in Nairobi.

“The committee was not satisfied with the answers given considering that the documents should be kept in the farm where all activities take place” said Sofia.

She noted that the management has been asked to submit documentation of all the dams at a sitting to be held in Nairobi at a late.

Similar sentiments echoed by Njoro MP Charity Kathambi who is a member of the committee adding that that it was also funny that although NEMA was not in existence when the dams were being set up, the management never bothered to have the dams inspected and certified after NEMA came into being.

Meanwhile Subukia MP Kinuthia Gachobe has assured the family of a 10 year old female victim of the Solai dam tragedy who is yet to buried that the issue will be concluded on Wednesday.

He said that since the other person who has been laying claim to the body is yet to be availed himself, they will not wait for results of DNA but will instead allow the mother to swear an affidavit after which she will be allowed to bury the child.

 

PHOTO/Citizen Tv:The killer Patel Dam.