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Patel dam manager to face manslaughter over the 47 deaths caused by tragedy

Stephen omondi
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Patel Farm General Manager Vinoj Jayakumar (right) during a meeting with Solai Dam victims on June 28. [Photo/Standard]

Patel Farm General Manager Vinoj Jaya Kumar will now face manslaughter charges over the recent tragedy in Solai where 47 people died.

Also to face charges are top officials of the National Environment Management Authority, the Water Resources Management Authority and Nakuru County Government .officials.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said the officials will face various charges for their alleged omissions or commissions that led to the tragedy that also displaced hundreds of people from a village nearby.

The charges include neglecting official duty and failing to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment report.

Haji has already directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to arrest and arraign the suspects in court.

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