Photos of Plush Houses Built for Solai Dam Victims

  • A house built for a family that was displaced following the Solai dam burst tragedy. Facebook
  • 37 victims of the Solai dam tragedy that happened in Subukia, Nakuru County have been handed new houses by the Kenya Red Cross Society.

    The families were living in Solai area when the dam located in the Patel Estate collapsed in May 9, 2018.

    In the official handing over ceremony, the Red Cross South Rift manager Nicholas Kemboi stated that the housing project was part of the Solai community reconstruction programme.

    New houses built for the Solai dam burst victims.

    “We had to ensure that the victims have a place to call home and we are happy that we managed to complete the project in time,” Kemboi stated.

    Each of the houses has a living room, two bedrooms which have been furnished with a mattress and bed each, a kitchen and an ablution block outside the house. 

    In total, Kemboi stated that the project cost a total of Ksh 37 million.

    The Solai tragedy left 48 people dead and hundreds of families were displaced after their houses were swept away in the 8pm incident.

    Some of the families that lost relatives during the tragedy stated the new houses would be of great help to them especially because it indicated a fresh start.

    “Now that I have a house, I have decided to put the past aside in order to start rebuilding my life,” Teresiah Njeri stated.

    The estate's owner Mansukh Kansagara and the General Manager Vinoj Jaya Kumar were arraigned in court over negligence that led to the dam burst.

    New houses built for the Solai dam burst victims.