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Sombre mood engulfs Solai during prayers

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto Wednesday joined survivors of the Solai dam tragedy in an interdenominational memorial service to honor the 48 victims who perished.

The memorial service, also attended by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Rachel Ruto, brought the country together in grief.

The leaders committed themselves to prevent similar tragedies occasioned by man-made water reservoirs.

Thousands of survivors and mourners gathered at the Solai African Inland Church grounds where they recounted the horrendous events of the May 9 night when muddy torrents of water from a burst Patel dam swept through the sleepy Energy Village.

President Kenyatta reiterated the government’s pledge to fully support all victims of water related calamities across the country.

Other leaders and the church committed themselves to pro-actively protect the environment by supporting government campaign to plant millions of trees across the country.




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