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Thursday May 10 2018

Patel Dam

Onlookers view part of the private Patel Dam that collapsed on May 9, 2018 in Solai, Nakuru County. PHOTO | AYUB MUIYURO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By JOSEPH OPENDA
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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 practising farming in the area for nearly two decades.

The Nation does not have a photo of the man whose dam burst on Wednesday night and killed over 40 people.