Why MCA Has Moved to Court Over Remaining Patel Dams in Solai

June 20, 2018

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr. Peter Mbae has moved to the Land and Environment Court in Nakuru over the remaining six Patel dams in Solai.

Mbae is suing the Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA), National Envrironment Management Authority (NEMA), National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation, Tindress Patel Coffee Estate Limited and the Salt Manufacturers Company Limited for failure to audit the dams.

He claims the respondents have also failed to conduct an environmental impact assessment.

Through lawyer Bernard Kipkoech, Mbae claims that the Patel dams are not in good condition and that their status has not been made known to the residents and the public to avoid any possible danger.

“The remaining dams have not been audited and the situation is intense, the safety of our clients in the area is in dilemma and they fear for their lives,” said the lawyer.

Under a certificate of urgency, the MCA is seeking orders to have the remaining six Patel dams in Solai audited and an environmental impact assessment done to ascertain their safety.

The Law Society of Kenya has been listed as an interested party in the case.

The court registry will allocate a date for the inter partes hearing.

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