COUNTIESNEWS

Lee, Kihika on warpath over Solai tragedy

Nakuru governor accuses critics of using dam disaster to fight him and advance their political interests

The decision by the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating Solai dam tragedy to summon Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has opened a new battlefront between him and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika.

Appearing before the committee chaired by Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr last week , Kinyanjui was hard pressed to explain what he had done to ensure the people affected by the May 9 tragedy get justice.

Kilonzo Jr accused the governor of trying to shield the dam owner Perry Mansukh.

The fact that Kihika, who also doubles up as Senate chief whip, is a member of the committee has not helped matters with Kinyanjui and his supports reading malice and political witch-hunt.

The Senator, who does not see eye to eye with Kinyanjui, is reportedly eyeing the governor’s seat in the next General Election.

Although Kihika did not attend Wednesday’s session, Kinyanjui’s supporters accused her of trying to paint him in bad light by ensuring  he appears on the same day with Mansukh.

“The line of questioning by the Senators was tied to a specific narrative — the desire to paint the governor in bad light,” Patrick Kinyua said in a comment posted in Sauti Ya Wachuuzi WhatsApp group.

Lack of capacity

Kinyanjui’s supporters further accused committee co-chair Ledama Ole Kina of trying to portray him as a culprit, saying his line of questioning was “unfair and full of prejudice.”

Kinyanjui got into trouble with the committee after he presented a report by government agencies but the committee members insisted he table a report prepared by his office.

“Forty eight people have died in your county. We would like to have your own report on the tragedy, whether technical or not,” Senator Sylvia Kasanga (Nominated) said.

Governor Kinyanjui told the committee that he had not initiated investigation into the matter arguing that the mandate lies with other government agencies.

He said Nakuru lacked the necessary capacity to carry out integrity checks on private establishments.

Among the reports he wanted to present were those prepared by the Kenya Red Cross and the National Environment Management Authority.

Responsibilities

The committee, however, insisted the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of residents lies with the governor.

“You cannot come here and give us reports of other agencies and say ‘I have no responsibilities’. You do have responsibilities,” said Ole Kina.

Kilonzo Jr added: “The county government of Nakuru appears to either, from my own impression, want to protect Perry Mansukh.”

Kinyanjui interjected saying the committee was making conclusions even before he could respond to the questions asked by the committee.

Settle scores

“You have given me seven questions. I have barely answered one and you are quick to make conclusions. You don’t want me to answer yet you stop me to give me lectures. If the senate has already reached a conclusion on this matter so be it,” he said.

And in a statement, Kinyanjui accused unnamed individuals for using the tragedy to settle political scores. He said it is unfortunate that there are people seeking political mileage from the incident.

He urged politicians to stop playing politics with the matter saying victims needed time to heal from the traumatic experience.

Show More

Related Articles

69 Comments

  1. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  2. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  3. Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I would like to put in writing like this moreover – taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and on no account seem to get something done.

  4. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  5. seo uzmanı olarak şirketimiz php seo hizmeti vermektedir günümüz ortamında site sahiplerinin php bilgisi nekadar iyi olsada php seo metotları arama motorlarında optimize edilmesi gereken hususlardan bir tanesi web siteniz nekadar iyi olsada arama motorlarına duyarlı olmasına özen gösterin. php seo uzmanlarımızdan destek alabilirsiniz sitenizi aramotorlarına duyarlı hale geçirelim.

  6. It was amazing reading this article and I believe you are totally right. Tell me in case you’re thinking about shareit for windows, this is my primary competency. I’m hoping to hear from you in the near future, take good care!

  7. Wow, awesome weblog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made running a blog glance easy. The whole glance of your site is great, as neatly as the content material!

  8. Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  9. You can certainly see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

  10. I don’t even know the way I ended up right here, however I believed this submit was great. I don’t recognise who you are however definitely you are going to a famous blogger for those who are not already ;) Cheers!

  11. I just could not leave your web site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the usual info an individual provide on your guests? Is gonna be again often to check out new posts

  12. Thanks , I have recently been searching for info about this topic for a long time and yours is the best I’ve found out so far. But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you positive concerning the supply?

  13. Needed to send you this very small remark so as to thank you so much over again for your personal pleasing techniques you’ve featured on this website. It’s simply unbelievably generous of people like you to convey without restraint what a few individuals would have made available as an e-book to earn some dough for themselves, mostly given that you might have tried it in the event you considered necessary. These good ideas in addition served to be a great way to fully grasp someone else have the identical desire much like my own to know the truth more and more concerning this problem. I’m sure there are a lot more pleasant periods up front for individuals that looked over your website.

  14. I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  15. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  16. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My blog discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to send me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

  17. Good info! Interesting info over this web. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.| I couldn’t refrain from commenting. I ‘ve spent 3 hours looking for such tips. I will also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this web. Done with the job done, I’ll enjoy some live gay webcams. Thank you!!Greetings from Miami!

  18. I precisely wished to say thanks once more. I do not know the things I would have taken care of in the absence of those suggestions revealed by you on such industry. It was before the frustrating concern in my view, nevertheless seeing this skilled avenue you treated that forced me to leap over happiness. Now i am grateful for this assistance and thus believe you are aware of a powerful job you were accomplishing educating the mediocre ones through the use of your blog. I am certain you have never encountered any of us.

  19. Good! Interesting article over this web. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.| I could not refrain from commenting. I ‘ve spent 2 hours trying to find such informations. I’ll also share it with some friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this website. Done with the work done, I going to enjoy some model homo cams. Thank you!!Greetings from Miami!

  20. I’ll right away grasp your rss feed as I can’t to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me realize in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  21. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a great point to carry up. I supply the thoughts above as normal inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you carry up the place a very powerful thing might be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if finest practices have emerged round issues like that, but I’m sure that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both boys and girls really feel the affect of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  22. Cool article! Interesting information over here. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.| I could not resist commenting. I ‘ve spent 3 hours looking for such tips. I’ll also share it with some friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this website. Done with the work done, I will watch some model homo cams. Thanks!!Greetings from New York!

  23. I found your weblog site on google and check a number of of your early posts. Proceed to keep up the excellent operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Searching for ahead to studying more from you afterward!…

  24. Simple and easy!! Interesting info over this web. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.| I couldn’t resist commenting. I ‘ve spent 1 hour trying to find such infos. I’ll also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this web. Right now with the work done, I’ll find some online homo cams. Merci!!Greetings from Monterrey!

  25. Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

  26. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, let alone the content!

  27. hey there and thanks for your information – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here. I did then again expertise a few technical issues the use of this website, as I skilled to reload the site lots of occasions prior to I may get it to load correctly. I had been puzzling over in case your web host is OK? No longer that I’m complaining, however sluggish loading instances instances will sometimes affect your placement in google and can injury your quality rating if advertising and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and can glance out for much more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this once more soon..

  28. Hi every one, here every one is sharing such experience,
    thuhs it’s pleasant to read this blog, and I used
    to visit this blog all the time.

  29. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thanks, However I am experiencing problems with
    your RSS. I don’t know why I can’t subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody else getting identical RSS problems?
    Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

    Maglie Bayer leverkusen Bambino

  30. Good point! Interesting info over this site. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before. I couldn’t resist commenting. I have spent 2 hours searching for such article. I’ll also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this web. Right now with the job done, I will watch some model gay webcams. Thank you very much!! Greetings from San Francisco!

  31. Good point! Interesting tips over this website. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before. I could not resist commenting. I have spent 2 hours trying to find such informations. I’ll also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this web. Right now with the task done, I will visit some online sexy men cams. Thank you very much!! Greetings from San Francisco!

  32. I’ve been having issues with my Windows hosting. It has set me back quite a bit while making the next list. This is the current list that I have. I should add another list in less than a week. I’ll let you all know when the next list is ready. Thank you for your patience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.