National Assembly suspends Solai Dam tragedy debate

Senators were unable to debate the Solai Dam tragedy report after the Speaker asked for more time to rule on whether or not the debate would amount to subjudice.

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi had earlier sought the adjournment arguing that the matter cannot be conversed in public as it is subject of an active court case.

The Solai report which recommends a raft of remedial measures was tabled in the senate last week.

Other Senators led by Moses Wetangula however accused Moi of allegedly attempting to derail debate on the matter.

The report indicts Nakuru County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha, his Deputy Justus Kavita and Solai area Chief Charles Kiragu for abuse of office and obstruction of justice.

The Ad-hoc committee investigating the Solai Dam Tragedy has also called for the prosecution of the Patel Farm owners as well as the compensation of victims of the dam tragedy.

On Thursday the Speaker will make a ruling on whether or not the report can be debated.

Meanwhile former Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga has been appointed commissioner in the Parliamentary Commission.

Chepkonga will sit as a non-parliamentarian in the powerful commission.

Elsewhere the National Assembly’s security committee is expected to probe cases of cattle rustling along the Meru-Isiolo border.

Tigania East MP Josphat Kabeabea wants cattle rustling declared a capital offense.


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