Governor Kinyanjui calls for transparency in the Solai tragedy resettlement exercise
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has asked the multi-sectoral committee spearheading resettlement of Solai Dam tragedy victims to uphold transparency while carrying out their mandate.
The committee comprises of officers from the national and county governments, victims, humanitarian agencies, religious organizations and political leaders.
Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mongo Chimwanga will head the committee mandated to ensure that all the victims are fully settled and compensated.
Governor Kinyanjui noted that lack of integrity has seen failed resettlement programs such as that of the Internally Displaced Persons of the 2007/08 Post Election Violence.
He said the County Government of Nakuru will cater for devolved functions while the national government will take up the rest.
Subukia Mp Samuel Gachobe called on victims of the Solai dam tragedy to be patient as the committee carries out its work adding that those politicizing the tragedy issue should seize forthwith.
47 people died following the tragedy a month ago but one disputed body of a ten-year-old girl is yet to be buried.
The Governor asked relevant agencies to fast-track the process so that the rightful owner can bury their kin.
He added that the tracing desk at the Solai DO’s office was still open for information on the tragedy.
Others present were the County Executive Committee Members Mr Mwangangi Mwania – Public Service, Training and Devolution, Mr Raymond Komen – Education, ICT and e-Government, Engineer Festus Ng’eno – Water, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Gender, Culture and Social Services Chief Officer Ms Tume Abduba, County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha, Rongai Deputy County Commissioner Mr Julius Kavita, Subukia MP Hon. Kinuthia Gacobe, Kabazi MCA Dr Peter Mbae, regional heads from the Kenya Red Cross and World Vision among others.