Farm managers in court over drowning tragedy
Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Two managers of a private farm where a dam burst, flooding a village and killing at least 47 people, were last week charged with manslaughter. The two Patel Coffee Estate officials appeared before a court in the town of Naivasha. The farm is in Nakuru County in Kenya's Rift Valley. A report on the News24 site notes that police say the dam was 'substandard'. Its wall collapsed in May after heavy rains.