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11 May
By: NGPU 0

Thank you for your support, Governor Kinyanjui tells volunteers

We are devastated by the loss of life and property by the residents of Solai following the burst at Patel dam. We commend the support from a cross section of volunteers who have responded to the calamity.

Families, friends, well wishers and State agencies will continue with the rescue and search operations untill we have accounted for every person.

We urge for patience and understanding as we undertake this critical excercise.

The President, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta has sent his sympathy and goodwill message to the people of Solai and Nakuru County.

He has instructed the military, provincial administration and the National Youth service to work round the clock and mitigate the public suffering and restore normalcy.

We condole with the families and assure them of our commitment to offer the necessary support for recovery.

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10 May
By: NGPU 0

Solai dam tragedy update: Death toll rises to 44

On Wednesday evening Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Regional Commissioner Mwongo Chimwanga held a press briefing on the Solai dam tragedy.

The death toll risen to 44. So far 40 people have been reported missing.

One of the dams will have to be discharged to avoid disaster. A technical team comprising of engineers from National and County Government Water departments are working to discharge the water safely.

In the meantime, waterways have been opened to discharge water from that dam. A village near that dam has been evacuated.

A camp for affected has been set up at Solai Secondary School. A Multi-agency team is continuing with search and rescue operation.

The Devolution Ministry has donated 800 bags of rice, 400bags of beans, maize and well wishers, including Lions Club have donated blankets and foodstuff.

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