Kenya: This Man Patel Mansukul

Residents leave after their houses were destroyed by floodwaters from Patel Dam in Solai Ward, Subukia.

The dam that collapsed in Nakuru is owned by Patel Mansukul, a prominent large-scale irrigation farmer who owns an expansive farm in Solai.

Mr Mansukul owns the Patel Coffee Estates Limited which deals in large-scale coffee, macadamia and dairy farming as well as beef cattle production.

He has constructed seven dams on his nearly 6,000 acres of land.

In 2015,one of the dams burst its banks but no fatalities were reported.

Mr Mansukul has been practicing farming in the area for nearly two decades.

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