Lawyers invite court to visit Solai Patel Farm before hearing of case
SEE ALSO :MCA, 8 others charged with incitementThe petition by the MCA further seeks a restoration of the ecosystem, and that the dams be demolished and rivers allowed to flow on their original course. Poor condition Mbae says the dams at the farm are not in good condition and that their status need to be known. This follows the bursting of one of them in May, that lead to the killing of 48 people and massive destruction of property. The MCA says the dams had been in existence since the colonial era and continued to wear off. He further stated that the dams were put up along waterways and that it was not clear if their spillways were adequate. National Environment Management Authority, Kenya Water Resources Management Authority, National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation, Tindress Patel Coffee Estate and Salt Manufacturers Company Limited have been named as respondents in the case. The Law Society of Kenya has also been enjoined as an interested party. The court yesterday directed the respondents to file and serve their replying statements within 14 days. The case will be mentioned on November 15.