Killer dam is illegal, says water management official

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  • Simon Wang’ombe, the regional manager for the Rift Valley, said officials from Warma had been visiting the farms occasionally.

  • Their main cause of concern was a dam near Solai shopping centre, he said, that appeared weak and water has been seeping onto the road.

The dam that broke its banks and flooded areas downstream in Solai, Nakuru County, is one of seven illegal ones in Patel Coffee Estates Ltd, officials of the Water Resources Management Authority (Warma) said Thursday.

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