I am a victim too, says Solai dam owner

The owner of the Patel Farm Perry Mansukh now says he is also a victim of last month’s Solai Dam tragedy and not the villain.

Mansukh who appeared before the Senate Ad-hoc committee investigating the matter told lawmakers he is in the forefront helping victims recover from the tragedy contrary to reports sating otherwise.

Mansukh however denied intimidating victims into signing indemnity forms in exchange of 100 thousand shillings as compensation.

Perry Mansukh alongside his lawyer Evans Monari and Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on Wednesday appeared before the Senate Ad-Hoc committee to give their version of events that led to the Solai dam tragedy where 47 people lost their lives.

Mansukh told the legislators he is a victim even as his lawyer Evans Monari tried to shield his client from a barrage of questions.

In a charged hearing Mansukh had a hard time convincing Senators he had not forced victims to accept meager compensation for loss of lives and property.

The Senate probe would later take a more combative route when Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui was asked to explain why his administration had failed to ensure the interests of the victims are prioritized.

The Senate Ad-hoc Committee also met with the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Hajji over the matter and will on Monday meet Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi before making recommendations.


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