The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) director general Geoffrey Wahungu has moved to court to stop his arrest over the Solai Dam tragedy.
The director General rushed to court after the senate committee headed by Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior found that the environmental body was culpable for the tragedy which cost 52 lives.
The senate committee said that the environment authority was responsible for the issuance of licenses. They also found that NEMA had not inspected the dam since 2005.
The committee also recommended that the owner of the the Solai dam Perry Mansukh be severely punished and serve as an example to other owners who takes ‘Kenyans lives for a ride.’
The senatorial committee also recommended that owners of the solai dam should give up part of the land belonging to the farm to resettle the ones who were affected by the tragedy.
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