Victims of the Solai dam tragedy that left at least 46 people dead have sued the government and the proprietor for compensation.
In the petition certified as urgent by High Court Judge Rose Ougo, the claimants say their constitutional and fundamental rights were infringed by various state departments which failed to adequately asses the safety of the dam.
The compensation being sought has not been quantified.
They want the court to order the dam’s owner, Perry Mansukhlal Kansagra, to provide them with basic amenities.
The case was filed by lawyer Ronald Ochieng Onyango for the Justice and Environment Foundation (JEF) and five other petitioners.
“The petitioners children’s education has been interrupted as their schools were ravaged by floods arising from the collapse of Milmet Dam owned by Solai Group of Companies,” Mr Onyango, who is being second chaired by Mr Kimutai Bosek, said.