Court allows Patel Dam owner to leave the country

This comes after Senate Committee noted that he caused the 47 deaths

According to Citizen, Naivasha Principal Magistrate Joseph Karanja allowed Mr. Mansukh who in his application said that if he failed to attend the hearing, he could lose custody of his child to his estranged wife.

A few weeks ago, Mansukh, Patel farm General Manager Vinoj Kumar and Nakuru County Director of Water Johnson Kamau were arrested and charged with manslaughter, neglect of official duty and failing to prepare an environment impact assessment report.

They however pleaded not guilty and were released on a Sh2.5million cash bail and were also ordered to surrender their travel documents.

Patel Dam tragedy

The Patel Dam in Solai killed 47 people in Nakuru after it broke its banks.

This comes barely a week after the Senate Committee probing the Patel Dam tragedy found Mansukh responsible for the tragedy that occurred in May this year.

In the report, the Senate Committee led by Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr noted that Mr. Mansukh caused the loss of the 47 lives for irregularly diverting river sources in Solai into his dams.


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