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State on the spot over dam payment claims - 7 months ago, 11 July 21:59

By: Ibrahim Oruko

The government has denied knowledge of attempts to coerce victims of the May 9, 2018 Patel dam tragedy to sign an indemnity taking away liability over the accident from the owner of the dam before they are compensated.

Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Patrick ole Ntutu said the ministry was not aware of the compensation process and neither had it issued such instructions to any of its officers in Nakuru.

“I am hearing this from you,” Mr Ntutu told the Senate select committee, which is investigating the circumstances in which the dam collapsed killing 47 people and destroying property worth billions of shillings.

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“I will personally take charge and investigate the veracity of the claims and, if we establish it is true, we shall surely take action.”

The CAS was forced to react to concerns raised by the committee which visited the site of ...
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