The Directorate of Criminal Investigations asks for one more week to complete Solai Dam tragedy probe

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH MAY 2018-The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has asked for one more week   from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to complete the probe into the Solai Dam tragedy which left close to 50 people dead.

The DCI had been directed to conduct investigation within a period of 14 days and submit the investigative file to the DPP.

The dam used for irrigation and fish farming is owned by an Asian farmer who settled in Solai in the 1960s, and is one of two others in the farm located a few miles  Nakuru Town.

The probe came amid concerns over the legality of the killer dam and others in the expansive farm owned by large-scale farmer Patel Mansukul.

The raging waters wiped out two villages, leaving a trail of destruction in what the Kenya Red Cross said displaced more than 500 families.

residents   said they had complained to authorities that the dam, located within an expansive private farm was leaking.

The rains that started in March have led to flooding and mudslides that have left close to 200 people dead and thousands more displaced. More than 220,000 people have been displaced by flooding as heavy rains that begun

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